2023: MURIC faults CAN’s call for Christian president

The Muslim Rights Concern, (MURIC), has faulted a recent statement issued by the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), in which it called for a Christian president for Nigeria by 2023.

MURIC, who spoke via its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, yesterday, said while it is not opposed to the idea of a Christian president for Nigeria, CAN must wait for its turn.

The organisation said it believes it is not yet the turn of a Christian to be the president of Nigeria, going by “mathematical exactitude from the time Nigeria began civil rule in 1999”.

He stressed that “For the avoidance of doubts, we reiterate our readiness to accept a Christian as president but it must be at the right time”. 

“It will be unfair to install a Christian president in 2023 when Muslims still have a shortfall of two or four years”, he stated.

He, therefore, advised CAN to wait for its own time and stop heating up the polity with untimely demands.

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