MURIC supports a Christian Senate presidency.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) called on all Muslims running for the Senate Presidency to step down in favour of a Christian counterpart from Southern Nigeria on Wednesday.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Executive Director of MURIC, stated in a statement that as a major stakeholder in Nigerian affairs, they have followed the imbroglio that greeted the Muslim-Muslim ticket with keen interest and how it resulted in Nigeria having a Muslim President-elect and a Muslim Vice President-elect.

He added, “In view of this outcome and considering the multi-religious character of our dear country, Nigeria, it is our considered opinion that the post of senate president should go to a Southern Christian.”

According to him, Nigeria needs the cooperation of both Muslims and Christians, saying that only such collaboration can engender peace and development in the country.

He was of the opinion that Muslims should not take all the top posts despite being the majority group in the country, stressing that Muslims must be ready to share power with their Christian compatriots.

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