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MURIC defends CENI and warns opposition parties against a repeat of the June 12 crisis

MURIC defends INEC and warns opposition parties against a repeat of June 12 crisis

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) alleged that the opposition was trying to use the court to stop the ongoing electoral process.

MURIC’s executive director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, warned that this was how the June 12 crisis began in 1993 and he said any attempt to impose another June 12 would not be accepted.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, February 28, MURIC said the allegation by opposition parties that the election was rigged was illogical as many incumbent governors lost their bids to go to the Senate.

He said: “This is another June 12 shipment. As Arthur Nzeribe headed to court in 1993 to stop the announcement of June 12 election results, the main opposition operative and his cronies who stormed into the snack center would seek an injunction court to stop the proceedings at the collation. center. This is exactly how the elections of June 12, 1993 were canceled by the military. Anyone who supports this decision is taking Nigeria back to the Stone Age. We say no to another June 12.

Akintola also slammed Olusegun Obasanjo for what he called “unsolicited and jaundiced intervention” after the former president called for a halt to the collection of results.

He said, “Obasanjo’s appeal is sacrilegious. It is a violation of democracy. It’s an attempted putsch.

“Obasanjo’s moralizing facade crumbles in the context of his role in enthroning Musa Yaradua as president. The latter himself admitted to having been rigged in power.

MURIC urged the CENI to ignore the cries of the opposition and continue with the process.

“INEC must not listen to these evil agents. The electorate should not stop the collection of results, but rather the exercise should continue until all results are announced and return certificates are issued to winners,” Akintola added.

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