The Secretary of Muslim Council in Michika LGA of Adamawa, Abdulrahman Maina Yaji has resigned in protest over alleged involvement of the Adamawa State leadership of the council in partisan politics.
The secretary in a statement said he resigned on March 7 because of the partisanship of the leadership who resorted to working for the candidate of PDP for governorship election in the state.
According to Abdulrahman, there are five Muslim candidates in the contest and the council was not fair to select one instead of mobilizing for peaceful election.
“The selfish and partisan activities of the Adamawa state leadership of Muslim Council, has seriously become a source of serious concern to the well meaning Muslim ummah of Adamawa state.
“An organisation that’s supposed to be apolitical, but unfortunate they became supporters and form a campaign team for the ruling PDP championing for the re-election of Fintiri.
“This they exhibited by visiting all the 21 Local governments in Adamawa state meeting with the local branches to inform them that the council has endorsed Fintiri and that Muslim ummah are directed through the local branches to inform and mobilize the Muslim ummah to vote for PDP/Fitiri.
“The most unfortunate of their position is that, they deviated from constitution that they are suppose to protect.
“As the Secretary of Muslim Council, Michika Branch, I resolved to put my resignation from the position, I was elected (Secretary) to protect my integrity and conscious.
“With this development, it is crystal clear that, the ummah is divided,” Abdulrahman said.