Muslim Group Ask FG To Declare June 12 As Democracy Day Instead Of May 29 (Read Details)

3 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
(f) at 29-05-2017 09:43AM (3 years ago)

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected May 29 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, describing it is fraudulent, unrealistic and escapist. The group asked the federal government to declare June 12 as Democracy Day instead of May 29, which was picked by the last military regime of General Abdul Salaam Abubakar.

According to the group, May 29 only marked the day that the military handed over power to civilians after decades of military dictatorship but the soul of Nigerians was in the June 12, 1993 general election whose result was criminally annulled by the military.
Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC, in a statement issued on Monday and obtained by reporters, insisted that June 12 should be Nigeria’s real Democracy Day because June 12 election was adjudged by both local and international observers as the most orderly, most peaceful and most democratic election in the annals of Nigeria’s history.
He said
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, “That election remains celebrated today as the only one that was free of rigging, ballot box snatching, thuggery, hooliganism and other related ugly incidents.
“June 12 1993 was the day all Nigerians decided to sink religious and ethnic differences. They voted for the Muslim – Muslim ticket of Chief M. K. O. Abiola and Babagana Kingibe. Nigerians spoke with one voice on that memorable day from Enugu to Kaora Namoda and from Sokoto to Bayelsa. The churches rejoiced with the mosques on June 12 1993 and Nigeria truly became one.
“One of the reasons for our failure to resolve the problems facing Nigeria is the inability of our leadership to face reality, to admit mistakes and to made amends. May 29 was a grievous mistake. June 12 is the way forward. If we do not know where we are going, at least we know where we are coming from. June 12 is where we are coming from. Let us go back to it in order to jog our people’s memory, ignite their passion and rekindle their patriotism.
“Those who picked May 29 merely wish to switch attention from our collective will. May 29 is enslavement and captivity. June 12 is freedom and liberty. It symbolizes unity and epitomizes unconditional love. It is emancipation from the claws of bourgeois politics, ethnic jingoism and corruption unlimited.
“June 12 removed the veil from our eyes. It taught us to seek leadership in competence, integrity and decency, not mediocrity, religious affiliation or ethnicity. On June 12 we stand.”



dynasty4all (m) at 29-05-2017 09:53AM
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MUSLIM OR BOKO HARAM GROUP?
THE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT ISLAM
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gogoman (m) at 29-05-2017 09:56AM
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Quote from: dynasty4all on 29-05-2017 09:53AM
MUSLIM OR BOKO HARAM GROUP?
THE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT ISLAM



YOU DEY MAD!! TELL ME WHICH GOOD YOU DON DO FOR YOUR NEIGHBOUR TODAY?  USELESS SABOTEUR
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crocatum (m) at 29-05-2017 10:42AM
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It comes like a sheep, saying peace peace, but inside it, is a wolf, waiting for the time to strike.
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morgan1 (m) at 29-05-2017 10:47AM
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Who are those Muslim group?Huh??  Bloodclatt people,,,
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Spatacuss (m) at 29-05-2017 10:54AM
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DONT MESS WITH THE ABOKI'S
OR ELSE THEY WILL RECRUIT GOGOMAN FOR A SUICIDE MISSION ON MAY 29 CUS I CAN SEE THAT GOGOMAN IS A DIE HARD MUSLIM
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Haso112 (m) at 29-05-2017 11:25AM
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Quote from: dynasty4all on 29-05-2017 09:53AM
MUSLIM OR BOKO HARAM GROUP?
THE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT ISLAM

EMPTY SKULL... I AM 101 PERCENT SURE YOU DIDN'T READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE JUMPING THE COMMENT SECTION....!
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schmit (f) at 29-05-2017 08:27PM
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Wat guts
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Larry28 (f) at 30-05-2017 02:44PM
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Quote from: crocatum on 29-05-2017 10:42AM
It comes like a sheep, saying peace peace, but inside it, is a wolf, waiting for the time to strike.
Fact
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