The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Wednesday slammed Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose over his continuous criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments.
In a statement exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, MURIC’s Director Professor Ishaq Akintola stated that Governor Fayose was hypocritical for criticizing President Buhari over his recent appointments.
Mr. Akintoye disclosed that Governor Fayose, who is guilty of running a mostly “Christian” government, should stop accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of “lopsidedness” in his recent appointments.
He challenged Fayose on his unrepentant action with a biblical verse stressing that “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
He added “we are nonplussed by Fayose’s open bigotry and untethered hatred for Muslims.”
“Ekiti State, from time immemorial, has always had Muslims as Deputy Governors. What explanation does Fayose have for abandoning this path of tolerance and integration? How can Fayose form an all-Christian cabinet and still criticize Buhari whose appointments are a mixed grill?” the statement read in part.
MURIC lambasted Fayose for the nepotism in his cabinet noting that all the key appointments in the Ekiti State government were made up of Christians, which included his Deputy Governor and Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
“With a Christian Deputy Governor, a Christian speaker, a Christian Deputy Speaker, and a Christian Chief of Staff; Fayose’s hypocrisy becomes crystal clear.”
The statement continued saying “all the judges in the State are Christians. All the fourteen (14) commissioners in the State are Christians. All the special advisers except one are Christians. All the twenty six (26) permanent secretaries are Christians”
According to the statement; “[Fayose’s] State’s 5-member boards are all Christians including Ekiti State University (EKSU) except one, which has a Muslim member. The 7-member boards of colleges of education and that of health technology are all Christians. All the sixteen (16) education secretaries are Christians while all the sixteen (16) local government caretaker chairmen except one are Christians”, it said.
“Nigerians should not make the mistake of giving people like Fayose the chance to rule this country. He cannot forge unity. Neither can he inspire patriotism. What else can we expect from a self-confessed danfo driver whose nuisance value lies only in his ‘bolekaja’ mentality?”
It advised Governor Fayose to concentrate on governance in his own State and desist from undue interference in the affairs others government as such action as made him derail.