2019: CAN mobilizing Christians to Vote against Muslim Candidates – MURIC

by on January 31, 2018

The Muslim rights concern group (MURIC) has blasted the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for religionizing politics.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director of the group said CAN is mobilising Christians to vote against Muslim candidates in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

The statement read in full ;  “The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has begun subterranean mobilization of Christians in the country in preparation for the 2019 general elections. In CAN’s most recent election-related stunt, particularly on social media, Christians were instructed to shun Muslim candidates (especially President Muhammadu Buhari) and to vote massively for Christian candidates instead.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) condemns CAN’s resort to acrobatic religiosity in the political arena. It is parochial, pernicious, myopic and unpatriotic.

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Politicisation of religion will not take us anywhere in this country. It is to the glory of our gymnastic religiousity that we are clever devils today. In spite of the proliferation of churches and mosques on our streets, our paradoxical criminality has no equal under the sun. Is this the time to dig deeper into religious zealotry by indulging in religious politics?

MURIC calls on Nigerians to reject CAN’s attempt to drag Nigeria into the abyss of another religious crisis over the 2019 general elections. It is crude, naïve and infantile. We urge citizens not to allow excellence to be sacrificed on the altar of mediocrity. Serious nations focus on result-oriented criteria like credibility, pedigree, ability to deliver, high-level patriotism, farsightedness, and industry. Nigeria should be the issue, not primordial sentiments like religion and ethnicity.

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MURIC’s advice to Nigerian Muslims: Don’t vote for religion. Shun ethnic blindness. Afterall, many of those who corruptly enriched themselves are Muslim politicians. Vote according to your conscience. Those who stole billions of naira from the public treasury did not think of their Muslim brothers when they were stealing. They were driven by egocentricity, not by their love for Islam. If a Christian candidate has the right qualities, vote for him. This is about Nigeria, not about the mosque. We will cross our bridges when we get to them.

In a nutshell, we urge responsible Christians all over the country to ignore CAN’s pernicious and tortuous propaganda of ‘Christians vote for Christians’. Nigerian Muslims should vote for candidates trusted for delivery of the dividends of democracy, not for religion. Looters who try to deceive Nigerians in 2019 will have themselves to blame if Muslims, Christians, and traditionalists can come together to shun corrupt elements in society during the 2019 elections. Imams, pastors, and priests should publicly rain curses on looters to keep them at bay.”

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  • January 31, 2018 at 7:39 am

    CAN is right just because Buhari is not competent to handle thir countrx and his govt is violent. His tribe kiling other tribe


  • January 31, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Buhari govt using back door means to islamise nigeria. CAC knows their devilish strategies.


  • January 31, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Cattle colony is a strategy to plant terrorist into each state. Laugh, southerners know this. Buhari govt favour Cabal


  • Adamuadamu
    January 31, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Comment…those complaining did the same and are still doing it.


  • Chungwom
    January 31, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Buhari is a muslim president not Nigerian president.Check the following appointments:IGP a muslim,chief of army staff a muslim,chief of defence staff a muslim,chief of air staff a muslim,national security adviser a muslim,DSS Boss a muslim,DG Intelligence a muslim,civil defence Boss a muslim,custom Boss a muslim,minister of justice a muslim,minister of interior a muslim,immigration Boss a muslim,EFCC Chairman a muslim,senate president.Please,is it fair?


  • ogbu matthew
    January 31, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Lets first of all know what an election is all about. Then be conscious of your self, surrounding and where you belong. Acquire your voter’s card as a true believer of Christ from the age of 18 years, Remember, even the Bible says, we should respect civil authority. Now Identify yourselves and know what you want for yourself and your people. Not just saying it for saying sake. God will do the rest for you and your people. Others are doing just that to achieve their collective purpose.


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