The Muslim Rights Concern has issued a warning to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar against choosing the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, as his running mate.
The Islamic organisation made this known in a statement signed and circulated by its director, Ishaq Akintola.
The statement partly read, “It has come to our knowledge that Governor Nyesome Wike is among those being considered as possible running mates for the PDP flagbearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We deem it necessary to advise against this. Wike is an open enemy of Islam, a Muslim-hater primus inter pareil and an unrepentant mosque destroyer.
“The extremist remarks of Wike are still on record. He declared Rivers State a Christian State contrary to the constitution. What guarantee can anybody give us that he will not say or do worse things if he becomes a vice president? No, Wike should not be allowed to hold any post at the federal level.
“He will definitely be a bad market for Atiku. His electoral value at the national level is nil.
“We, therefore, advise Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to avoid Wike by all means. He should go for a moderate Christian, not a fanatic. This should be a lesson for other politicians, particularly governors who are fond of using their office to persecute Muslims and undermine the religion of Islam. Nigerian Muslims are watching and waiting for them.”