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2019 elections: Islamic group warns politicians against frivolous litigation

The Conference of Islamic Organization yesterday warned politicians who participated in the 2019 general elections to avoid engaging in frivolous litigation.

The chairman of its’ ulamau forum, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Ahmad, gave the warning at a news conference in Lagos.

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“When you know you are faulty, take it as your fault.  When you know there is no fault, know that there is no fault. But in a situation where you want to use the court as an avenue to take away something that does not belong to you, that is what we have issues with.

“If you are going to court on issues pertaining to not having level playing ground, then we advise you seek perfect redress. We are not saying do not go to court, but don’t go to court mischievously looking for a mandate you were not entrusted with abinitio, said Ahmad, who was represented by Chief Imam, Adangba Central Mosque, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Adangba.

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He condemned the recent killing of 50 Muslims in New Zealand, saying “We state categorically that this is an extreme terrorist attack taken too far. Islam is a religion of peace. We frown seriously on why the lives of the peaceful Muslims are rendered so cheap. It is not as if they have committed any offence except that they believe in Allah and practice their religion.”

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