MURIC warn opposition parties against a repeat of June 12 crisis


  • MURIC has cautioned opposition parties who are allegedly trying to use the court to stop electoral process.
  • Professor Akintola warned that the actions of this parties might start another June 12 1993 crisis which will not be accepted.
  • Akintola stated that the allegations by opposition party that the election was rigged is illogical since some incumbent governor’s failed at securing the Senate seat.

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

Executive Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, warned that this was how the June 12 crisis started in 1993 and he said any attempt at imposing another June 12 would not be accepted.

MURIC also said that the allegation of the election rigging was illogical when many incumbent governors lost out in their bids to go to the Senate.

He said, “This is another June 12 loading. Like Arthur Nzeribe headed for the courts in 1993 to stop the announcement of results of the June 12 election, the agent of the main opposition and his cohorts who stormed out of the collation centre is allegedly looking for a court injunction to stop proceedings at the collation centre. This was exactly how the June 12, 1993 election was annulled by the military. Anybody who supports this move is dragging Nigeria back to the Stone Age. We say no to another June 12.”

MURIC urged INEC to ignore the cries of the opposition and go ahead with the process.

“INEC should not listen to these agents diabolic. The electoral body should not stop the collation of results, rather the exercise should continue until all the results are announced and certificates of return given to the winners,” Akintola added.

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