The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Saturday, June 6, criticised a statement credited to National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, that the Fulani will rule Nigeria forever.
Abdullahi had revealed that Fulani doesn’t need permission from anyone to settle in any land of their choice because Nigeria belongs to them and they founded it.
The Fulani leader said that like Amotekun, where the States Houses of Assembly in the southwest made laws to back it up; the Fulani security outfit won’t be needing the law to support it because every place the Fulani find themselves, “that is their own Assembly.”
However, in a statement on Saturday by Director of the organisation; Prof Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said that Nigeria belonged to no particular tribe or ethnic group.
The group warned Miyetti Allah against divisive, explosive, and provocative statements capable of causing disharmony in the society.
The statement reads, “We call on Miyetti Allah to confirm or deny the alleged statement. We affirm that Nigeria belongs to no particular tribe; and every ethnic group has a stake in the Nigerian project. Leadership is therefore not the birthright of any ethnicity.
“We appeal to Nigerians to ignore the statement allegedly made by Miyetti Allah; and to allow the group to make clarifications. We call on leaders to avoid divisive, explosive, and provocative statements.”
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court Abuja on Friday, June 5, reaffirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister political parties.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo, delivering judgment in a suit filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) against INEC; reaffirmed that the commission was empowered by the 1999 Constitution; to deregister political parties that failed to meet provisions of Section 225(a) of the constitution.
1st News had reported that HDP had approached the court; challenging the powers of INEC to deregister it as a political party.
The party also prayed the court to declare that INEC had no powers to deregister it as a political party; except in accordance with the law.
The party further asked the court for an order for INEC to relist it as a political party in Nigeria.