The Muslims Right Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the claims of Miyetti Allah that Fulani tribe owns Nigeria.
The helmsman of the socio-cultural group had earlier said Fulani extraction whom, according to him, owns the country must continue to pilot the affairs of the nation till eternity.
Although they are tribesmen of President Muhammadu Buhari, the group said Fulani founded Nigeria and has produced most of its leaders, a claim TODAY POLITICS found to be false.
Describing the assertion as false, MURIC urged the cattle-breeding group to reconfirm it made the claim, if it was indeed sure it was not being misquoted.
“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,” Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC said in a statement Saturday.
“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.
“We strongly suspect that the alleged statement is either a product of fake news or that the real statement had been deliberately distorted or that Miyetti Allah leader has been inadvertently misquoted. This is why a clarification is necessary at this point in time.
“MURIC will continue to stand for justice, fairness and equal rights no matter whose ox is gored. Stability, peace and prosperity in every part of Nigeria is the major concern of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). Neither shall we favour one tribe over another,” it added.