The Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) has appealed to political actors in the country not scuttle the May 29 planned inauguration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president of Nigeria.
The group, an umbrella body for all Muslim groups and organisations in the South West made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are keenly observing all the on-going stratagems in the political landsape of Nigeria.
“Most of the evil machinations border on intrigues by partisan political actors.
“Without a doubt, their ultimate intent is to scuttle the swearing-in of President-Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-Elect, Kashim Shettima.
“Nigerians know many of them, with their antics of mobilising innocent and exuberant youths for fomenting trouble,” the statement signed by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, the
President of MUSWEN said.
It expressed worry over the development, asking “why is it that it is only when a candidate of South-West extraction emerges as President that such political shenanigans are contrived?
“Unfortunately, some of the dramatis personae are elders of Yoruba origin !
“We have not forgotten how they scuttled Chief M.K.O. Abiola’s June 12, 1993 victory. This time, they will not succeed, in shaa Allah.
“Another method they employ now is to speak through fake prophets who hoax Nigerians into believing that they know which direction Nigeria should go.
“All these in an attempt to foist their preferred candidate on all Nigerians.
“Thank God for President Muhammadu Buhari, who we know as a committed democrat and cannot be swayed into scuttling this democracy,” the group said.
MUSWEN urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to be “distracted by the devilish tactics of the political detractors, masquerading as patriotic nationalists.
“They don’t want him to have a smooth transition of power to an elected President.
“Their dream is to have an Interim National Government. This, they plan, to have their cronies installed and eventually pave way for them to continue to hold Nigeria by the jugular.
“MUSWEN says NO, to these retrogressive move. It has failed. Nigerians are wiser now, and will never condone such anti-development agenda.
“President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-Elect Kashim Shettima, have won fair and square. They must be inaugurated on Monday, 29th May, 2023,” MUSWEN said.(vitalnewsngr.com)
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