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MURIC slams ex-governors fighting to control incumbents

MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.

The Muslim Rights Concern on Tuesday berated former governors for fighting to control their successors.

MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement to felicitate with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Maulud an-Nabiyy, asked politicians to shun do-or-die politics, saying “The body language of our politicians in recent time is not encouraging, particularly after the recent party congresses held all over the country.

“It cuts across the political parties. Parallel congresses are held in almost all of the states and in almost all the parties. The exercise so far manifests gross desertification of the spirit of sportsmanship, statesmanship, patriotism and sacrifice.

“Why are ex-governors breathing down the necks of sitting governors? Where is the spirit of living and letting live? What did the ex-governors forget in the statehouses?

“Whatever achievement or failure registered during the tenure of a former governor is his own story and scorecard,” he said.

He said most of the ex-governors fought tooth and nail to retain control of the political architecture of the states.

“Though he lived as a fugitive in Makkah for several years, he (Muhammad) returned to liberate the city from the clutches of his oppressors without a single sword leaving the scabbard.

“Though a complete alien in Madinah, its inhabitants welcomed him with pomp and pageantry.

“Nigerian politicians will disarm their opponents without firing a single shot if only they’ll emulate Prophet Muhammad,” he said.

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