A infamous Islamic cleric and the in trend particular adviser to the Govt Governor of Kaduna Advise on Islamic Issues and Hajj, Sheik Haliru Abdullahi Maraya has known as on Nigerians notably Muslim politicians to jettison the rigidity of succumbing to the calls for a Muslim-Muslim presidential mark.
“The combo of a Muslim and non-Muslim, in a presidential mark, in Nigeria of on the present time, also affords vent to the spirit of justice, equity and equity as enshrined within the faith of Islam. Have in mind, the country is for the Muslims and non-Muslims alike” he acknowledged.
“No faith has the monopoly of licensed people who hang the ability to support as working mates to presidential candidates if advantage desires to be the parameter for the nomination of working mates.’
Based entirely on him,“Nigeria is a multi-non secular country of upper than 200 million people who’re Muslims and non-Muslims. Hence, one can affirm that the country is owned by higher than 200 million voters who’re of numerous non secular backgrounds.”
This was once contained in a assertion signed to buttress his knowing on Monday 4 July 2022, which was once disbursed to pressmen.
Sheik Maraya, talked about that Nigeria’s politicians and its valuable political parties had been warding off fielding identical-faith presidential candidates since the divulge political dispensation started in 1999.
In any event, the combo of folks of different non secular backgrounds, on a presidential mark, appears to be like to give vent to the constitutional requirement that the composition of the federal govt and its companies may possibly even tranquil mirror the federal persona of the country, and the wish to promote national cohesion, thereby making sure that there’s no longer any such thing as a predominance of sectional groups within the govt., as enshrined in Portion 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended.
As a Muslim, one is enjoined by the faith to most productive love for mankind, no topic any social disagreement, what they love for themselves. I don’t mediate there’s a Muslim who will enhance a Christian-Christian presidential mark.
Positively, the Muslims would bawl out for the perpetration of injustice in opposition to them. Hence, it’s defective for a Muslim to enhance a Muslim-Muslim presidential mark as it is at variance with the spirit of justice which the faith of Islam promotes and defends at all instances.
He eminent this grew to turn into extremely crucial in command to be factual to the final voters of the country, and also to steadiness the apparent non secular sentiments prevalent within the country.
Alhaji Maraya extra disclosed that the country is at an advantage with a presidential mark which has the President and his working mate coming from assorted non secular backgrounds.
This he added would hang fulfilled the constitutional requirements of the country.
He talked about that the faith of Islam orders the trusty administration of justice, on all, no topic any distinction, be it non secular, ethnic, geographical, tribal, inter alia. The faith enjoins its adherents to always stand for justice as a topic of precept, whether or no longer for Muslims or non-Muslims, even supposing justice may possibly even tranquil aspect in opposition to them.
Whereas quoting from the Holy Quran, Sheikh Maraya says: “and carry out no longer let the hatred of a folks prevent you from being factual” (Q5:8).
He pointed out that “Those selling the knowing that of a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian presidential mark, in on the present time’s Nigeria, carry out no longer need the country correctly notably now that it is divided along non secular fault lines. I wonder what the country may possibly perhaps be may possibly even tranquil the a gigantic kind of agitations within the land shield a non secular dimension.”
Sheik Maraya, while condemning the knowing that of a Muslim-Muslim mark talked about it would most productive exacerbate tensions along non secular lines, including that those selling such an knowing carry out no longer imply correctly for the country.
The Sheik extra argued that to steadiness the geographical and ethnic sentiments within the country, our politicians and valuable political parties hang by no system contemplated fielding candidates of the identical geographical and ethnic leanings. In assorted words, they’ve by no system fielded a north-north or a south-south presidential mark.