The Muslim Rights Fear (MURIC) stated it has exposed a subterranean try through the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA) to switch Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State with the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.
Recall that MURIC had previous condemned NBA’s determination to drop El-Rufai from the checklist of audio system at its 2020 Digital Annual Normal Convention (AGC) which is billed to happen from 26th to 29th August, 2020.
MURIC had additional known as on Northern Muslim legal professionals to boycott the convention and cautioned NBA in opposition to any try to divide Nigerian Muslims.
And in a remark on Sunday signed through its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, and issued to DAILY POST, MURIC stated, “The alleged try to exchange Governor El-Rufai with Governor Zulum has already failed.
“It’s sheer divide et impera. It’s useless on arrival. It has suffered the similar destiny as makes an attempt to split Muslims of the South from their brothers within the North. It’ll by no means paintings.
“The hadith describes Muslims as a unmarried development through which all portions of the construction beef up one every other or because the anatomy of a person in whom all different portions really feel the ache on every occasion a unmarried phase suffers dislocation. Our message to NBA is that this: You can not honour a Muslim so as to add salt to the harm of every other Muslim.
“NBA desires to rob Peter to pay Paul. It has backfired. Already, some states in Northern Nigeria have already threatened to drag out of the fast-approaching digital convention of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA) over the losing of Governor Nasir El-Rufai from the checklist of audio system. Those come with Bauchi, Jigawa, Kaduna and nonetheless counting.
“Our recommendation to the NBA management is to do the considered necessary. Apologise to El-Rufai and re-invite him. He has been unjustly handled. NBA nonetheless has 72 hours to head. It’s not too past due to consume the common-or-garden pie. NBA acted in dangerous religion. The making plans committee will have to have carried out its house paintings correctly. This is a failure of logistics.
“But even so, this can be very immoral to invite El-Rufai to stick away after inviting him within the first position. Afterall, he didn’t foyer for the lecture. Put yourselves in his position and forestall grandstanding.
“Or used to be the invitation a entice all alongside? Was once it an try to ranking Southern Kaduna every other undeserved political level? If that is so, this can be a gross miscalculation. NBA will have to return to the strategy planning stage.”
MURIC additionally decried the inclusion of Governor Nyesom Wike within the checklist of audio system on the convention, including, “NBA has no industry inviting Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to talk at its convention. Wike’s excesses are legend. On the subject of democratic norms, Wike is a sq. peg, NBA is a spherical hollow. Wike and NBA will have to now not be observed in combination.
“Wike is a serial violator of the charter. How can the NBA have the rest to do with a governor who declared his state a Christian state opposite to Phase 10 of the 1999 Nigerian Charter which forbids such? At the energy of that unlawful, illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional declaration, the Trans Amadi Mosque used to be demolished in August 2019.
“The demolition of Prudent Lodge, Alode in Eleme and Etemeteh Lodge in Onne on 10th Would possibly, 2020 through Wike’s bulldozers will have to have served as warning for NBA. The convention organisers will have to now not have touched Wike with a protracted pole. Wike is unpredictable. He has no admire for both rule of regulation or protocol.
“We remind NBA of the April 8, 2020 Caverton helicopter saga by which Wike jailed two pilots and their ten passengers for 6 weeks regardless of appeals from a number of quarters. We’re dissatisfied that NBA is romancing with a power-drunk chief. It’s higher for NBA management to journey at the again of a tiger than to permit an unpredictable governor to talk at its convention.
“Once more, how blameless is Wike within the ‘Rivers of blood’ hullabaloo? Is NBA endorsing a majority of these govt recklessness? Is NBA additionally waging warfare on Islam? Why wasn’t Wike’s act of impunity regarded as earlier than he used to be invited? Nigerian Muslims strongly oppose the invitation prolonged to Governor Wike. He’s coming to vomit deadlier venom on Islamdom. NBA management has an ethical burden and the vicarious accountability for any untoward utterance of Wike on the convention.
“Through asking Wike to talk at this august collecting in August, NBA has counseled fascism and totalitarian dictatorship within the Nigerian political structure. If the regulation frame can’t dissociate itself from Wike’s political fiefdom through preventing him from talking at its convention, disinviting El-Rufai is the Mom of All Injustice.”