‘Christians 17, Muslims 7’ — MURIC Faults Adeleke’s List Of Commissioner Nominees

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‘Christians 17, Muslims 7’ — MURIC Faults Adeleke’s List Of Commissioner Nominees

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted the list of nominees of commissioners by Ademola Adeleke, governor of Osun state.

On Friday, the Osun house of assembly received the list of nominees for commissioners and special advisers from Adeleke.

Adeleke’s list is coming seven months after the governor was sworn in.

Twenty-five persons were nominated by the governor, among whom are two members of former governor Rauf Aregbesola’s cabinet— Kolapo Alimi and Biyi Odunlade.

On Monday, in a statement signed by Ishaq Akintola, the group’s executive director, MURIC said Adeleke’s list of nominees contains seven Muslims and seventeen Christians.

The group accused the Osun governor of “marginalisation, shortchanging and oppression of Muslims” in the state.

“We condemn this wanton blockage of privileges that should go to Muslims,” the statement reads.

“By deceiving Muslims in the state and engaging in spiritual hide and seek, Governor Adeleke has exhibited qualities short in honour and dignity but egregiously long in infamy and bohemianism.

“The goal of Adeleke’s deception is for the perpetuation of the marginalisation, shortchanging and oppression of Muslims in Osun state.

“Adeleke is a secret agent of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Like the legendary James Bond, a.k.a. 007 who had the licence to kill.

“Adeleke has now acquired the licence to oppress Osun Muslims by becoming governor of the state.

“For the avoidance of doubts, we are solidly for meritocracy but the latter does not reside in Christendom alone.

“Eminently qualified Muslims abound in large number for those who seek fairness and equity. Gone are those days when anyone can use wool to cover the eyes of Muslims.”