National Council of Muslim Youths Organization (NACOMYO) has urged members of the public to disregard statement from a certain Muslim youth group called Muslim Youths for Osoko Mass Movement, claiming to align with a political party.
NACOMYO also distanced itself from a public political rallies for parties and candidates ahead of the July 14 governorship poll.
A statement on Wednesday by NACOMYO State Coordinator, Alhaji Tajudeen Olutope Ahmed, described the body as apolitical and will not be a party to such arrangement nor in approval of such a practice.
Muslim Youths for Osoko Mass Movement was one of the groups that organized a rally on Tuesday in support of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in appreciation of the nomination of a Muslim from Ado-Ekiti, Mr.. Kazeem Ogunsakin, as the deputy governorship candidate.
It said: “Let it be known that the amorphous group known as Muslim Youths for Osoko Mass Movement is not recognized by NACOMYO.
“The association is not part of the accredited Muslim Youth Organizations in Ekiti State. It is a phoney group of political jobbers.
“The public is hereby put on notice to discountenance with whatever the group is claiming to do on behalf of Ekiti State Muslim youths.”
NACOMYO noted the series of reactions trailing the organization’s resolve to congratulate all the elected/appointed Muslim governorship and deputy governorship candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State.
According to the body, its resolve to felicitate with the above stated category of Muslims was in line with her age long clamour for Muslim occupation of Ekiti State Government House in the next political dispensation.
It is also in tandem with the resolve of Ekiti State Muslim Community under the aegies of Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the League of Imams and Alfas that Ekiti Muslims will not take anything less than deputy governor in the next political dispensation.
NACOMYO added: “It is, therefore, surprising to note the degree of partisanship that is being imputed into the organization’s innocuous resolve to identify with Muslim brethren that are in the category of politicians under discourse.
“Ekiti State NACOMYO, being apolitical, will not go out to publicly celebrate or rally round any candidate or political party ahead of the forthcoming election.”