The Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted a call by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s chieftain, Pastor Femi Fani-Kayode, which Tuesday asked his party’s presidential candidate in the Saturday 23 February 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to immediately form a parallel government and order a nationwide civil disobedience if not declared as president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a press release issued Wednesday night and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER, the group described the Fani-Kayode’s advice as a voice from the pit of hell.
“It is an advice from the pit of hell. Don’t believe Fani-Kayode. He is an advocatus diaboli. He is eyeing a seat in your cabinet if you form a parallel government. Your status is well above what he asked you to do. As an ex-vice president of Nigeria, you know the implications of forming a parallel government. That is high treason,” MURIC said in the statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
It said: “Ordering civil disobedience also has serious repercussions. Apart from causing a lot of suffering for the people, irredentist groups and opportunists will cash in on it. Are you ready to lead an insurrection? Besides, civil disobedience will fail because its effect will only be partially felt in the South East and only for a few days. But do you want to descend to the level of Nnamdi Kanu? It will endanger your interests in the North.
“Perhaps the worst impact of ordering civil disobedience will be attacks on Northerners in the East. This is most likely to be followed by retaliatory attacks by Northerners on people of the South East.
“MURIC advises Your Excellency not to rush into anything irrational. We advise you to distance yourself from people like Femi Fani-Kayode. He is bad news. Fani-Kayode is a Muslim hater. You are a Muslim. The same Fani-Kayode has championed an anti-Fulani and anti-caliphate campaign. How could you have forgotten so soon?
“Don’t allow him to incite you against your Northern brother. No matter how bad the situation may be, President Muhammadu Buhari is your brother in Islam. You are both Fulani. Fani-Kayode has a hidden agenda. He holds Northerners in contempt. He will destroy you. Those of us who are preachers of Islam know what we face from people like him. We know the amount of hate messages we receive everyday from Muslim-haters. They are not your true friends. Don’t fall for a cheap trick.
“Fani-Kayode is a pathological liar. Didn’t he tell us that President Muhammadu Buhari was dead long ago? Now the ‘dead’ man has been re-elected. He sold the idea of Jubril of Sudan to us in another desperate bid to destroy the man he hates. He can go to any length. His latest gimmick is to set a Muslim against a Muslim and a Northerner against a Northerner. Can’t you get it?
“We advise Alhaji Atiku Abubakar not to touch Fani-Kayode and his cohorts with a long pole. Fani-Kayode’s friend, Ayodele Fayose said he would commit suicide if President Muhammadu Buhari returned alive from London during his illness. Nigerians are still waiting to know when he will kill himself.
“The worst scenario we expect from Atiku is a recourse to litigation, not ordering civil disobedience or forming a parallel government. That will be an extreme measure, condescending and pedestrian. But at this stage it is better to accept everything as the wish of Allah. Submission to the will of Allah is the way of Islam. It is better than wasting your money on judicial proceedings. Jackals will feed fat on you.
“As we rise from this session, we remind Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of an hadith Qudusiy in which Almighty Allah said, ‘Whoever is not pleased with my decision, let him find another sky different from mine. Let him find another earth apart from my earth’. Allah loves those who submit to him in humility,” MURIC said.