By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Islamic Movement In Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites has told its members to come out enmass and vote against the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai during the gubernatorial polls billed for March 9, 2019.
In a statement signed by member, Resource Forum IMN, Mohammed Ibrahim Gamawa, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, he instructed members to neglect calls by Sheikh Saleh Zaria that Shi’ites should support el-Rufai.
“Sheikh Saleh Zaria is not a member of IMN, hence, what he said cannot have effect on our members,” he said in swift reactions to reports that Shiekh Zaria has endorsed Governor el-Rufai.
The statement further said it would be suicidal for the group, whose revered leader, Sheikh iBraheem Zakzaky was being held in custody in spite of court rulings that he should be freed to be supporting a ‘tyrannical’ government.
“Our fathers, husbands, wives, mothers and children were brutally murdered in 2015 and several are still missing, with others in prison custody as a result of disposition of this tyrannical government,” he added.
He appealed to members of the group to make it a point of duty and service to not only come out, but also influence other members and non members to vote out Governor el-Rufai.
“The hours and minutes are ticking and the day of reckoning draws nearer. Let us use our Democratic rights in sending Governor el-Rufai packing. Do not pity him the way he did not pity your mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and children. Let your anger against him be displayed by the number of votes against him by the time the result is announced,” he charged.
He further told them that the time to liberate themselves, families, state and humanity was at hand.