This is the official blog of the Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization which promotes, protects and projects the rights of Muslims. This group condemns terrorism and all acts of violence. Its motto is 'Dialogue, Not Violence'
Saturday, August 19, 2017
BUHARI’S ARRIVAL: WILL FAYOSE COMMIT SUICIDE AS PLEDGED?
WILL FAYOSE COMMIT SUICIDE AS
President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja around 4.35 pm
today. He had been in London on medical vacation since 7th May,
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) welcomes the president.
We thank Almighty Allah for his recovery. We also thank Nigerians for praying
for him during his illness.
We recall the
#ResumeorResign and #OurMumuDonDo protests staged in Abuja and London against
the continued absence of Buhari. Those protesters manifested heartlessness, pettiness
and the inhumanity of man to man. There was no reasonable casus belli for
protests when no law has been broken and there was no palpable lacuna in the
presidency. How can you protest against a man for seeking medical attention? It
is the height of wickedness.
It is clear to discerning minds that Buhari’s departure
from London was not due to pressure from protesters. He had confirmed two weeks
ago that he was physically fit but waiting for his doctor’s orders. He had also
said he was feeling homesick and willing to return to Nigeria.
protests stood logic on its head. Where on earth have you seen a man who won a
presidential election abandoning his plump job, the pump and pageantry just for
the fun of it? Where is it done? We have heard of sit-tight syndrome in
presidencies but we have never heard of any run-away phenomenon in governance.
Not in Europe, not in Asia, not to talk of it happening on the African
continent where leaders are known to love staying in power for decades.
But the wind has blown and we have seen the ruff of the
hen. Looters used part of the humongous amounts of money stashed away in secret
accounts to rent idle and jobless stowaways to stage protests. It is corruption
fighting back. The sponsors of those protests in Abuja and London should bury
their heads in shame.
It is quite
germane at this juncture to remind Nigerians that Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti
State allegedly promised to commit suicide if Buhari returns to Nigeria alive.
Well, the president is back and Nigerians owe it a duty to ask whether or not
Fayose would redeem his pledge. Is Fayose a man of his words? Will Fayose commit
suicide? Will he be man enough to do just that? Fayose is an interesting study
in political fanaticism and executive exuberance. The garrulous self-confessed
danfo conductor just pushed his luck too far this time around. We are
constrained to ask, “Where is Fayose’s integrity?”
For closing his ears to Satanic whispers, we single out
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for glowing encomiums. Osinbajo demonstrated faith
in Project Nigeria, exhibited strong character and manifested self-satisfaction
cum exemplary statesmanship.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)