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FLASH| Resist Plot by Buhari to Islamize Nigeria – Prof. Ben Nwabueze

by on March 18, 2016
 
Elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has called on Christians in Nigeria to rise against any move to Islamize the country.
He warned that the sec­ular status of the country must be respected.
In an interaction with journalists at his Lagos home on the recent move by President Muhammadu Buhari to drag Nigeria to the Saudi Arabia-led Coali­tion Against Terror, Prof. Nwabueze said: “We have had this kind of thing be­fore when Gen. Ibrahim Babangida took Nigeria into the Organisation of Is­lamic Countries (OIC).
“You remember that and that nearly tore this coun­try into pieces and I re­member the crisis created by this. The secular status of this country must be respected. Religion is one of the things that arouse so much bitterness. People regard their religion, their faith as an essential part of their being, both in life here and life after; they should not play with the religious character of this country. That’s why it’s said that no religion must be adopted as the religion of the state.
“Now this thing about coalition of countries head­ed by Saudi Arabia against terrorism, this country is not a Muslim country. It’s not a Muslim state. If they are forming alliances of Muslim states, okay but don’t drag Nigeria into it,” he said.
While he applauded Christian in the north­ern part of the country for rising against the move, Nwabueze said: “Chris­tians in the North are not strong enough to challenge the action. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Christians all over the country should be up in arms as they were when Babangida took us to OIC. I’m surprised that the ac­tion so far has not engulfed the whole country.”
Answering question on the reputation of the Presi­dent and having what it takes to fight corruption, he said: “They are two is­sues; the will is one issue, you may have the will and I think he has the will but is he going about it the right way?
Is perversion not an as­pect of corruption? You pervert the constitution, institutions all in the name of the war against corrup­tion, what is that? Is that not corruption?
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  • March 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Buhari is a mad man he thought nigeria is his fathers property,

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  • Mike
    March 18, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Nnamdi Kanu said all that is happening now instead of supporting him some fools were busy criticising him ok were watching the so called wise nigerians or the so called elders (God almighty will help us restore biafra becouse biafra is the only hope now

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