Presidential jet: MURIC accuses Peter Obi of nursing evil intentions against Tinubu

MURIC Director Ishaq Akintola 1


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate, of harbouring evil intentions in his opposition to acquiring new presidential jets for President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima.

In a statement released on Tuesday, MURIC’s Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola, condemned Obi’s stance on the procurement of new aircraft for Nigeria’s presidential fleet.

Akintola, said: “We have no iota of doubt that Peter Obi is shedding crocodile tears. His interest is not the improvement of Nigeria’s economic situation or that of the common man but to bring disaster to the presidency. Peter Obi nurses evil intentions.

“Peter Obi’s body language since the declaration of the results of the 2023 presidential elections has exposed him as a bitter politician and a bad loser who cannot come to terms with the reality of his defeat. Obi is a Trumpist. He will go to any length to bring disaster to his perceived political enemies.

“As far as Obi and other irrational critics are concerned, they wish what happened to the Iranian President Raisi recently and the Malawian vice president last week should happen in Nigeria. God forbid!

“How many times do we have to drum it to the ears of this far right, ultra-nationalist opposition cartel that the presidential jets are already worn out? They have become rickety, risky and unserviceable. They have broken down so many times during trips.”

MURIC argued that acquiring new aircraft would not only ensure the safety and efficiency of presidential travel but also benefit the Nigerian economy by bolstering international engagements and investor confidence.

“Some calamities are avoidable if only homo sapiens are visionary and pragmatic. Yet it is the citizens who will benefit more if new aircraft are acquired for the presidency if only they know.

“With new presidential jets, humongous economic benefits await Nigerians as the president and his vice will be able to honour international obligations and events thereby attracting confidence in the safety of investments in Nigeria,” it stressed.

The group urged the National Assembly to dismiss what they termed as “rantings” from Peter Obi and others opposing the acquisition of new jets, asserting that such objections could lead to national calamities if not addressed promptly.