MURIC: Yoruba Muslims won’t vote for Christian presidential candidate

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reaffirmed its preference for a presidential candidate from the Yoruba Muslim stock.

The group warned that any party that picks a Yoruba Christian as its 2023 candidate should forget Muslim votes.

“No political party should tell us that they cannot find competent Yoruba Muslims”, Professor Ishaq Akintola said on Monday.

A statement by the Director said no Yoruba Muslim ever occupied the State House either as president or vice president since 1960.

MURIC advised presidential aspirants and parties mapping out strategies for the next general elections to heed its call.

Akintola condemned the “stigmatisation galore” for Yoruba Muslims in Nigeria since independence.