A Nigerian Islamic human rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has known as on the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, to respect the rule of regulation.
Based on the rights group, the governor has arrange a committee to evaluation the choice of the Attraction Courtroom on the set up of the Alawo of Awo, Oba Azeez Sulaiman Aladejuyigbe.
MURIC described the governor’s try to evaluation the choice of the courtroom as illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, unconstitutional, extra-judicial, undemocratic and a rape on the rule of regulation.
The group’s place was made identified in a press assertion issued to DAILY POST on Tuesday, by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“We’re calling on Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State to dissolve the committee arrange by him to evaluation the choice of the Attraction Courtroom on the Alawo of Awo stool,” MURIC stated.
“It’s alien to the regulation for a state governor to topic the pronouncement of a reliable courtroom of regulation to his private whim and caprice within the identify of a evaluation committee. Such an motion is illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, unconstitutional, extra-judicial, undemocratic and a rape on the rule of regulation.
“The Excessive Courtroom of Ado Ekiti delivered judgement in favour of Oba Azeez Sulaiman Olaleye Aladejuyigbe on seventh October, 2015. Not happy, the complainants took the matter to the Attraction Courtroom and the latter delivered judgement within the Oba’s favour once more on third December, 2019.
“As a substitute of heading straight to the best courtroom within the land, the appellants resorted to backdoor manipulations counting on non secular sentiment. It’s unlucky that the governor willingly grew to become complicit in an anti-Muslim conspiracy headed by a discovered SAN.
“We’re asking Governor Fayemi to inform Nigerians when the religion of a candidate for the royal stool grew to become a problem. Why should an Oba-elect be denied entry to the palace as a result of he’s a Muslim?
“Fayemi’s authorities will probably be laying a really dangerous precedent if that is allowed. As a substitute of permitting the courtroom’s ruling to face, the governor has thrown his weight behind an anti-Muslim group within the city by ordering the evaluation of the choice of the Attraction Courtroom via the Chieftaincy Committee of Ekiti State Conventional Council.
“This course of is unknown to regulation. The standard Council can’t put aside the choice of a better courtroom. Fayemi’s motion is subsequently extremely vires, null and void and of no impact by any means. We ask the governor to take the honourable path of stopping the evaluation train earlier than it’s too late.
“Oba Azeez must be allowed to maneuver into the palace. There is no such thing as a doubt that he enjoys the assist of the nice individuals of Awo Ekiti who’ve risen to his defence on many events when the political charlatans and spiritual demagogues launched ferocious assaults on him and his household.
“In the identical vein, we attraction to neighborhood leaders and all males of conscience to intervene on this matter so as to forestall a peculiar mess in Ekiti State. The impression is being created that Oba Azeez is being persecuted as a result of he’s a Muslim.
“It’s changing into extra obvious every day that the age-long perception of the existence of spiritual tolerance among the many Yoruba is sheer fantasy, a mirage and a nonexistent phantom. The information immediately as we have now it’s that Muslims are being denied political appointments, conventional stools and job alternatives in Yorubaland.
“Take Ikire and Eruwa for instance. A Muslim Prince secured Supreme Courtroom judgment since 2014, but he has not been capable of profit from the judgment due to a strong anti-Muslim clique within the city which has vowed to not see a Muslim as their king. In Eruwa, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ignored a Supreme Courtroom judgement of 2019 in favour of a Muslim Oba.
“Governor Fayemi has not helped issues by searching for to disallow a Muslim Oba-elect from transferring into the palace regardless of a courtroom judgement. Like his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose who ran an all-Christian administration, Fayemi additionally marginalized Ekiti Muslims in political appointments.
“The judiciary has spoken. The perfect factor in true follow of separation of energy in a democracy is for the governor to present the courtroom pronouncement some flesh by putting in the Oba who gained in courtroom. Sadly Fayemi has elected to ridicule the idea of the separation of energy.
“We discover it pertinent to appropriate the impression being given in sure quarters that MURIC is supporting a specific political occasion. Quite the opposite, our focus is the promotion of Allah-given basic rights of Muslims anyplace in Nigeria whereas making certain on the similar time that Christians and traditionalists take pleasure in equal rights as properly. Moreover, we have now at all times supported good governance, integrity and transparency and we’ll proceed to do this irrespective of the political occasion in energy at federal and state ranges.
“As we drop the anchor, we cost Governor Kayode Fayemi to dismiss the committee reviewing the choice of the Courtroom of Attraction on the ascendance of Oba Azeez to the throne of the Alawo of Awo. Anything smirks of spiritual bias and govt impunity.”