Nigerians have berated Muslim Rights Council (MURIC), an Islamic human rights organization, for calling on northern layers to boycott the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for removing Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s name from the list of speaks at the 60th NBA conference.
Naija News recalls that the NBA in a resolution at the national executive council meeting on Wednesday said the decision to remove Governor El-Rufai from its list of speaks at the NBA conference would be communicated to the governor.
“The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at its ongoing meeting resolves that the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Meeting Conference Planning Committee be withdrawn and decision communicated to the Governor,” the NBA said via its Twitter handle.
Displeased by the decision of the NBA to remove Governor El-Rufai’s name from the list of speakers in its Annual General Conference slated for the 26th to the 29th of August, 2020, MURIC through its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, berated NBA, calling the decision a “parochial, myopic and jejune”.
“The NBA yesterday removed the name of El-Rufai from the list of speakers at its 2020 Virtual Annual General Conference (AGC).
“I describe NBA’s action as parochial, myopic and jejune. It is high level prejudice. NBA as a group of learned literati should know better.
“The fact that NBA took the ill-advised step on account of a petition written by a group, Open Bar Initiative exposes NBA’s impatience, intolerance and self-conceit,” he said.
However, Nigerians who don’t seem to find MURIC statement in the right way, have taken to the micro-blogging site, to berate the Islamic body.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) August 21, 2020
Even Prof MURIC is talking…
Mention Southern Kaduna killings…
MURIC and hell Ruffy boys will suddenly lose their voices.
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) August 21, 2020
I really hope Nigerians are aware that MURIC isn’t representing the Nigerian Muslim populace. It’s a clownery group. https://t.co/BOE5hm6nBE
— Abdulbaasit. (@abdlbaasit_) August 21, 2020
MURIC Says Withdrawal Of El-Rufai’s Invitation Is Parochial, Myopic And Jejune; Calls On Northern Lawyers To Boycott The Conference. Bravo!!!!!
Can they also call on the Northern Lawyers to protest against endless killings in the North? The life of a villager in Katsina is more
— FS Yusuf, AMIIM (#TPACT) (@FS_Yusuf_) August 21, 2020
Oga MURIC shout finish we no see am for Court…
— Lord Blackstone (@Salvador_Esq) August 21, 2020
Islamic group, MURIC does not represent Muslims. They are mare group use to promote certain agendas for themselves and their masters.
In fact, many don't know of their existence.
— Isamaila (@Isamaila_Gdk) August 21, 2020
Omo!!!!that MURIC spokesman is always on crack, too much clownery for a professor ?
— ABDUL? (@Hardeysunkanmy1) August 21, 2020
"No single lawyer from the North should participate in the AGC either as a resource person or as a participant unless NBA rescinds its decision to drop El-Rufai from the list of speakers,"
PROF. ISHAQ AKINTOLA DIRECTOR MURIC
So all lawyers from Northern Nigeria are Muslims ? pic.twitter.com/saVhx3Md8n
— Àbàmì Èdá! (@EleniyanAbami) August 21, 2020
What concerns MURIC with El Rufai and NBA? The problem with this country is that we view critical issues and decisions from the Religious and ethnic point rather than the actual merits. #muric #elrufai
— ÐƦ. Ŧ.Ø.E (@SAINTTOBEY) August 21, 2020
MURIC must learn to sieve the chaff from the grains! Some issues they're championing are completely mundane and not derserving attention!
You are dealing with learned people not idiots, how many times did El-rufai flagrantly disobeyed court orders? https://t.co/HzyhEOkIDl
— Extradamus (@Sardonykus) August 21, 2020
Same MURIC that could not fight Falz?? https://t.co/3Kv45cHP4n
— PARLÉ OF LAGOS (@BolajiParle) August 21, 2020
Source: Naija News