Arguing over the recent statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the statement which outlined the need for a Christian president for Nigeria by 2023, the Muslim Rights Concern MURIC said it is not yet the turn of a Christian to be the President of Nigeria.
On Monday, in a statement signed by MURIC Director and Founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola. which explained that the group is not opposed to the idea of a Christian president for Nigeria, but noted that CAN must wait for its turn.
As the MURIC said in the state: “We believe that it is not yet the turn of a Christian to be the President of Nigeria if we want to go by mathematical exactitude from the time Nigeria began civil rule in 1999,”
It further explain, “Chief Mathew Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, a Christian, spent eight (8) years as president (1999 – 2007). Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan also spent five (5) years (5th May, 2010 – 29th May, 2015). That brings the total spent by Christian presidents in Aso Rock to thirteen (13) years.”
“Meanwhile Alhaji Musa Yar’Adua, a Muslim, spent three (3) years as president and the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, will be completing his eighth year in office by the good Grace of Allah on 29th May, 2023. By simple arithmetic, this will bring the total spent by the two Muslim presidents to eleven (11) years.
As a result, MURIC statement revealed that to balance power share between the two religion group, it’s adivable to allow Muslim to spend only one term from 2023 to 2027.
In conclusion, “We advise CAN to wait for its own time and to stop heating up the polity with untimely demands. CAN should also take a retrospective look at its attitude towards the incumbent since 2015 when a Christian president left the stage.
Nigerians are already comparing CAN’s weekly visits to Aso Rock in the days of Jonathan, a Christian president, to turn on the tap of gold and its extremely hostile stance to the incumbent, a Muslim president, since 2015. We really sympathise with CAN but facts are sacred. Figures and dates are sacrosanct.” MURIC advice CAN to wait for their time, calculated to be 2027.
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