The Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has stated that they have been vindicated through Femi Fani-Kayode’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
MURIC’s Director and founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola revealed this in a statement issued on Sunday, that Fani Kayode has seen what MURIC saw eight years ago in President Mughal Buhari when they supported his campaign for the presidency.
The statement partly read: “We assert clearly, unequivocally and unambiguously that MURIC is vindicated. Fani Kayode has seen in PMB what MURIC saw eight years ago when we started supporting his campaign for the presidency. He has seen PMB’s style of nursing malice for no one and having charity for all, including his enemies. It won him over. He saw PMB’s achievements, his transparency.
FFK saw how a political party spent $16 billion providing darkness for Nigerians. He saw how $2.1 billion arms money was diveted to private pockets. In sharp contrast, he is now a living witness to the kind of development that can occur in a country when its leader is not a kleptomaniac.
“He has seen the second Niger bridge which is nearing completion, the fully airconditioned trains which make mincemeat of London trains, macadamized roads in the South East (the same South East which some claim that PMB hates), South West and South South and the North, etc. He knows this is what happens when the leader does not steal. All these humbled him. It is to the credit of FFK that he was able to see virtues in PMB which other critics failed or refused to see.”
The group further stated that they wouldn’t criticize the defection of Fani-Kayode, stating that “although, a tornado of criticism has greeted FFK’s action, MURIC would not join those who looked at the issue from one angle only, but will reflect deep and far to enable it see the precious treasure hidden behind the hard stones.”