Shiite refute claims it has endorsed a candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Election

 – The Islamic Movement in Nigeria IMN also known as Shiite has refuted claims that it has endorsed a presidential candidate

– According to the religious body, it would only vote for a candidate that believes in fairness and freedom of religion

A religious body, Islamic Movement in Nigeria IMN which is also known as Shiite has released a new statement refuting claims that the body had endorsed one presidential candidate ahead of the 2019 Presidential election.

The religious body disclosed that it awareness had been drawn to a statement which was released by Amir Sadiq Mohammed claiming to be the group’s secretary stating that the body has endorsed a candidate.

Shiite made it known that it doesn’t have a national secretary which Amir Sadiq Mohammed claims to be.

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The IMN in a statement released by a member of the Resource Forum of the religious body, Muhammad Ibrahim Gamawa disclosed that the movement will only support a candidate that believes in fairness and religious freedom.

Below is an extract from the statement released by the body, it read,

Ordinarily, this fraudster would have been ignored if he had not mentioned the Zaria and recent Abuja massacre planned and executed by men of the Nigerian Army of which the victims are one hundred per cent all followers of Sheikh Zakzaky.

“It is important for the general public to know that contrary to the five million votes the fraudster, Amir Sadiq Mohammed mentioned in the said report, the movement has more than eight million registered voters who would go out on the election day and cast their votes to the candidate that believes in justice, fairness and religious freedom.

“Furthermore, it is equally important to mention that we do not have anything against any political party in Nigeria, neither are we political group. It is pertinent to know that no adherent of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky will ever support a party or any candidate that has taken it upon himself to wipe out Shia Muslims in the country.”

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