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Yoruba Muslim Leaders, Imams Reject Jonathan’s Meeting Request, Claims GEJ Playing Politics

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Yoruba Muslim Leaders, Imams Reject Jonathan’s Meeting Request, Claims GEJ Playing Politics

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March 2nd, 2015 – Yoruba Muslim Leaders, Imams Turns Down President Jonathan’s Meeting Offer, Claims GEJ Playing Politics

Muslim Leaders and Imams in the southwest on Sunday, shunned an invitation to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan at Ansarudeen Central Mosque, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

A source said that the Muslim leaders, who pointedly told Jonathan to keep his dollars, rejected the invitation because such a meeting with the President could polarise and create disunity among Muslims across geopolitical divide.

The source who was privy to a phone conference meeting at the instance of the Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, stated that the Muslim leaders argued that since Muslim leaders in the North, especially the Emirs, thought it was inexpedient for a meeting of all Muslim leaders with the President, and turned down the President’s earlier meeting proposed with the entire Muslim leaders in the country, it would be a betrayal for Muslims in the southwest to separately meet Jonathan.

Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) wondered why it is now that the President, who never sent invitation to meet them before, is now eager to meet Muslims a few weeks to election.

Akintola said President Jonathan has always ignored the plea of Muslims for fairness and justice in appointments to top political positions.

According to him, “President Jonathan neglected and marginalised us in the past. Why is it now that he wants to meet us? If he wants to meet us, he should wait till after the election, not now. We don’t want his dollars.”

President Jonathan has been meeting with various ethno-religious leaders and socio-cultural groups in the southwest to solicit their support for his re-election.

During such meetings dubbed ‘dollar fest’ by a section of the social media, Jonathan allegedly dolled out thousands of dollars which run into billions of naira to the invitees.

[Reported By Jamiu Yisa, P.M.NEWS]

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Rukayat

    March 2, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    This is one of the reason I love Islam. OUr leaders do not take bribe

    • bello ganiyu adeola

      March 2, 2015 at 4:02 PM

      good one my sister

  2. bello ganiyu adeola

    March 2, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    the change we want is not is us dollars……………..

  3. JAMOON DEFINITION(GBS)

    March 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Low life group, ok allright what are they saying ? Are they saying that a politician should not play politics to win ?ndi nzuzu.

  4. mk

    March 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    That’s why we are Muslim keep your dirt dollars

  5. Ahmed

    March 2, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Mai malafa meaning the man with the HAT. he is afraid and even with or without election shift no doubt jona you must go bcos u are in totality rejected by the entire sensible nigerians.i swear to almighty God you will never win in a free and fair election.from ur empty stadium campaign to stoning and throwing u with satchet water to bribing of nigerians with money is a common example that the end of ur rule is imminent

  6. ubong

    March 2, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Ahmed u a big f**l, everyday d kip sayin wit shld shun ethncity, bt muslims can meet jonathan s good, cos whoever will nt vote jona, God will nt make him benefit in anyway, in dis country, bt muslims n non muslims cos we knw GEJ s nt a looser like yur dictator broda, d shuld go n we knw d side dat hates jonathan, n rukayat who told u dat jonathan s gving out dollars did yur dad show u any, or u believe in lies like apc, do u thnk GEJ will nidd to gve money, to win buhari , ameachi add wit tinubu, it has aleady been prophesier dat GEJ will win, n all dat was made in d prophesy s already started manifestin, like d opposition will hv majority of d house bt GEJ will win, s divine I did nt say it bt prophet joshua ngile said it

    • Rainfall

      March 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM

      Obviously u did not wear shoes like ur brother growing up.that is why u are talking from a stony wicked heartthey said economy is almost at d lower level in the history of ur brother,abi u are not in dis planet?if MR JIDE likes,let him come out for d position of d nija president,he deserve a chance more than MR JONAH(the sleeping fellow)..
      I will not be surprise if u reply cos sufer sufer dey una blood(no shoes indeed)

  7. ola

    March 3, 2015 at 2:01 AM

    Jona will not win this election.Enough of religion and ethnicity in politics.Have you ever bother to asked for the religion or ethnic of a pilot or driver?All that matters is arriving your destination safely.so why all this sentiments.Look at our country,No fuel, no electricity,no good medical health facilities and no employment.Banks are sacking people,see the exchange rate.and you are now talking about Jona that is sharing blood and dollars,squadering Nigerians money.As a citizen of Nigeria,what have you benefited from the country,Is it security or death trapped roads or good medical facilities or fake drugs? As least we have tried him and given him 6 years when he complained that he has no shoes.So let us give someone’s else a trial.That is why we are talking about CHANGE. Ubong i will really want to know what you have specifically as a nig citizen from the govt.Go to Abroad and see how the govt help
    their citizen by collecting high tax from the rich and spreading it across so that the poor and the average can still enjoy the basic facilities from the govt.VOTE WISELY FOR CHANGE.

  8. Muhammad

    March 3, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    @ubong I don’t understand, are u speaking on behalf of god or what, u are just clueless at least before calling somebody a fool make sure u are not one.

  9. Abdulhameed yusuf

    August 11, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Am proud to be a muslim.thank Allah.

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