The Southern and Center Belt Youth Leaders Meeting, COSMBYLA, has reacted to a report by Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom, his Oyo, Rivers and Taraba States counterparts, Seyi Makinde, Nyesom Wike and Darius Ishaku are haters of Muslims in Nigeria.
NAIJATABLOID stories that in an announcement issued on Wednesday, MURIC’s Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, accused the governors of working towards Muslims of their states, alleging that they’ve been sacking Muslims and changing them with Christians.
Reacting, in an announcement made out there to newsmen by its President Normal, Goodluck Egwu Ibem, COSMBYLA warned MURIC towards defaming the governors, describing the allegations as unlucky.
COSMBYLA, an umbrella physique of all of the youth teams within the South East, South-South, South West and Center Belt area opined that the assertion by MURIC was politically motivated, stressing that the accused governors are all members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP.
The assertion reads, “The eye of the Coalition of Southern and Center Belt Youth Leaders Meeting, COSMBYLA, has been drawn to an inexpensive political blackmail whereby the group director of Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola falsely accused the chief governors of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike; the chief governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde; the chief governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom; and the chief governor of Taraba State, Governor Darius Ishakuof being Muslim haters.
“Such assertion by the Islamic cleric is a defamation of character and character assassination of the individuals concerned. People who find themselves leaders needs to be aware of their utterances in public in order to not trigger disaffection amongst Nigerians which could result in a breakdown of legislation and order.
“A pacesetter and elder ought to exhibit knowledge and maturity in phrases and character always. The assertion by the Islamic cleric falsely accusing these nice leaders just isn’t befitting of a person of his standing.
“It’s fairly unlucky that such unfounded and hasty conclusion is coming from a person who ought to know higher concerning the dynamics of governance and the individuals he talked about are males of confirmed observe file of integrity, diligence, due course of, detribalized, professionalism and good administrative acumen that won’t enable themselves to be concerned in any type of non secular or ethnic profiling.
“Although we don’t converse for any political social gathering, the accusation by the Muslim cleric suggests clear political profiling. All of the governors he talked about in his assertion are all Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, governors who’ve carried out very effectively of their numerous states. That is politics at work right here.
“Your entire assault on these dynamic governors is only an try to pull their hard-earned popularity to the mud and on the identical time rating low-cost political factors.
“If Ishaq was talking out of patriotism and love for his nation, he ought to have additionally named some governors who’re Christian haters taken into cognizance that Nigeria has two main religions and different religions as effectively. However he determined to be lopsided in his evaluation of spiritual haters.
“In Benue State, for example, the chief governor of the state Dr. Samuel Ortom appointed 16 Muslims who will not be indigenes of the state into his cupboard most of whom are of the Fulani tribe. If he hates Muslims as Ishaq desires us to imagine, will he have appointed these individuals into his cupboard?
“The reply isn’t any. For doubting Thomases who might have believed Ishaq’s false alarm, beneath are a number of the names of these appointed by Governor Samuel Ortom in Benue State.
‘ Shehu Tambaya (SSA On Animal Husbandry, Yusuf Mohammed Magaji (SSA on Neighborhood Relation, Ali Mohammed Baba (SA on Neighborhood Relation, Shamsiya Adamu (SSA on Neighborhood and Public Relation, Haruna Anas (SSA On ICT), Lawal Isa (SSA on Islamic and Hajj affairs, Hajara Toski (SSA On Neighborhood Relation, Musa Abdullahi Plato (Chairman Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board), Mustapha Ibrahim (Sec. Muslims Welfare Board), Dr.Habib (Chief Imam, Central Mosque) Member, Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dangiwa Imam (Member Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Labaran Tanko (Counselor, North financial institution 2, Minister (Counselor Central South/Mission Ward, Chief Makurdi Native Govt), Alhaji Mallam (Counselor Market/Clark Ward), Isa (PSA on Undertaking Monitoring), Hauwa Nagogo (Supervisory Counselor on Finance).
“With none equivocation, we make daring to say that the governors will not be working towards Muslims of their States however are performing their constitutional duties as required by legislation and structure of the federal republic of Nigeria which they swore to guard.
“We problem Professor Ishaq Akintola to publish the names of Christians appointed by governors who’re Muslims of their numerous states, lets’s see who the true haters are.
“We name on the governors of Rivers, Oyo, Benue and Taraba States to ignore the poor sense of judgement of the Islamic cleric who desires to generalize a personal matter as a public matter”. Supply: DailyPost