The leadership of the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, against instigating religious conflict in the State. The warning came two days after the State government also urged the organization to cease from making itself available as a tool in the hands of overzealous politicians. Giving the caution on Thursday in Jalingo, via a press release, the party held that â€œchurches and mosques are exclusive to Christians and Muslims, respectively. Signed by the partyâ€™s Publicity Secretary, Andetaâ€™rang Irammae, the party cautioned the Director of the organization to desist from making public statements capable of dividing the State along religion lines. â€œProfessor Ishaq Akintola and his MURICâ€, according to the party, â€œare strongly advised to appreciate the peculiarities of Taraba State and stop fanning the embers of hatred and caustic tendencies.â€ â€œApart from churches and mosquesâ€, which the party said â€œare exclusives of the two major faithâ€, other spheres of human endeavors, according to the party â€œare common hubs for practitioners of the two religionsâ€, stating that â€œthey go to the same markets with all the variants of economic vicissitudes, same depravities and are victims of insecurity, inflation and other social malaise.â€ It added that â€œProfessor Ishaqâ€™s diversionary, destructive and distractive antics that do not reflect the mood of the people of Taraba State, who have coexisted in the consciousness of brotherhood and collective desire for peace.â€ He stressed that â€œit is a known truth that a fanatic do not care about fact and realityâ€. â€œWhat matters to a fanaticâ€, PDP said â€œis victory of his belief and illusions, most dangerously when fanaticism is woven round ego and mundane biases the people are already doomed.â€ While urging â€œProfessor Ishaq and his cohorts to spare the people of Taraba State the pain of self destructâ€, the party affirmed that â€œextreme intolerance that borders on fanaticism is alien baggage that Ishaq desperately wants to dump on Taraba State.â€ The party beckoned at religious leaders of both faith to devout their time, prayers and energy â€œto preaching peace, transparency and moral restraints for better society rather than indulging in trivial banters like who is appointed or not appointed.â€
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