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MURIC Blasts Senate For Delaying El-Rufai’s Confirmation


MURIC Blasts Senate For Delaying El-Rufai’s Confirmation

The Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the alleged undue delay in the clearance of the immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufal by the senate for Ministerial as an act of vendetta.

The  Executive Director of the human rights group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement  made available to journalists demanded for an explanation for the delay

“The Nigerian Senate yesterday, Monday, 7th August, 2023 confirmed all but two of the ministerial nominations presented by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The immediate past governor of Kaduna State was one of those yet to be confirmed.

“The people of Kaduna State in particular and Nigerian Muslims in general, are hugely disappointed by the inability of the Senate to confirm El-Rufai as a minister.

“It will be recalled that Mallam Nasir El-Rufai was highly instrumental in the emergence of the current Muslim-Muslim ticket as he played a key role in mobilizing Northern governors for the phenomenal development. What is playing out presently may be an attempt by the anti-Muslim-Muslim camp to get back at him.

“It is also not impossible that the authorities in charge of clearance have succumbed to the threat and blackmail exhibited by a pocket of Shiites who demonstrated at the National Assembly on Tuesday, 1st August 2023 against the nomination of the former governor a few days ago.

“It is therefore being seen either as an act of vendetta against a former governor who mobilized the Muslim North for a Muslim-Muslim ticket or a vengeful manoeuvre by a handful of protesters who have no respect for constituted authority. It will be a bad precedent if the wish of either group is allowed to stand as people in positions of authority will henceforth be afraid to do the right thing at the right time.

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