Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola,

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned Governor Ayodele Fayose for wrongly portraying Ekiti PDP deputy governorship candidate, Kazeem Deji Ogunsakin, a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), as a Muslim.

In a statement on Friday, the Director of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, confirmed that, although Ogunsakin was born into a Muslim family, he converted to Christianity long ago.

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The group also stated that it had a copy of a letter from RCCG thanking Fayose for picking a member of the Christian denomination.

MURIC said: “There is nothing wrong with being a Christian or a Muslim. There is also nothing wrong with voting for a Christian or Muslim candidate. But it is most shameful and outrageously dishonourable to deceive the public by hiding under the canopy of one religion to gain access to a public post knowing fully well that you are not what you claim to be. It is preposterous, disgusting and repulsive. Can we trust such people with the people’s mandate? Fayose has stolen the portion of Muslims in our common patrimony. It is an act of bad faith. It is dishonesty of the highest order.

“Nigerians can now see where Fayose is coming from and what he stands for. Ekiti people entered one chance the day Fayose was elected. This man is Mr. Jekyll and Hyde. You can never trust him. He perfected the plan to deceive Muslims in his state long ago. We remember how he appeared at the Id ground wearing turban on Salah day, complete with a rosary! But it was a grand display preparatory to this grand deceit. It will be remembered that we issued a statement at the time warning Ekiti Muslims that he was trying to deceive them. We are now vindicated. From now on, any Muslim who hobnobs with Fayose is on his own.

“The wind has blown. We have seen the ruff of the hen. Fayose’s trick has been uncovered. His days are numbered. Everyday is for the thief but just one day is for the owner. Fayose can run but he cannot hide. If he runs to the sea, the sea will be boiling. If he runs to the hills, the hills will be melting in a volcanic eruption. This man is a special study in Chamberlain’s five evils: brute force, bad faith, injustice, oppression and persecution.”