Islamic Group Attacks Wike for Declaring Rivers Christian State

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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Thursday lambasted the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for declaring the state a Christian State.

Wike had during a crusade organized by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, capital a few days ago declared Rivers a Christain State.

Reacting to the declaration, the Islamic human rights organisation called on stakeholders in the “Nigerian project” to call Wike to order.

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In a press statement signed and forwarded to DAILY POST by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the organisation described the governor’s statement as audacious, unguarded and reckless.

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The statement reads: “At a time when Nigeria is facing religious and ethnic crises, a state governor still has the temerity to declare his state a Christian state. Wike is short in intellect, long in impunity. It is not his first time of making this pronouncement. We ignored him the first time because we did not want to dignify him with a response. But he has just exposed himself as an analogue governor with a triangular approach to all problems: religion, violence and impunity. Wike cannot think outside this triangular box.

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“At a time when religious fanaticism is on the rise and the authorities are cautioning Nigerians to be moderate, a state governor is running loose with reckless statements like, ‘I repeat once again without apologies, Rivers is a Christian state. That is why nobody can touch us’.”

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