Elijah Ayodele, leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has reacted to a statement credited to the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, where the organization compared Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria to Jesus Christ.
MURIC had compared President Muhammadu Buhari to Jesus, claiming that the demonstrators are ungrateful for the President’s proclamation of June 12 as Democracy Day in honor of MKO Abiola.
Elijah Ayodele claimed that the Islamic organisation was attempting to create a religious schism in Nigeria.
He said: “Government celebrate nonsense, an organization like MURIC is a disgrace to the religious sector, Comparing Our LORD JESUS Christ to a mere mortal like President Buhari is blasphemy, if this was a Christian organization comparing someone to Mohammed (SAW), it would have become something else.
“Who is President Buhari before Jesus? This is ridiculous; if care is not taken, MURIC will cause a religious crisis. The Government need to work on this; it is nonsense, the group will be punished for that.
“This is why Christian leaders need to be united to stop all these stains on the body of Christ; MURIC has to apologize for that statement, can we compare Mohammed (SAW) ? Not even human being, we can’t.
“There is a need for top Islamic leaders to watch their actions, Sheikh Gumi is the one negotiating with terrorist in the country, MURIC is already toiling on a path that will result in a religious war if not well addressed. If MURIC repeats this statement again, the organization will be dealt with spiritually.
“I’m not a fan of responding to people who don’t think well but because Jesus Christ name was mentioned, I found it compulsory that I respond, I can’t sit and allow someone or an organization to compare Jesus Christ to a mere mortal.
“I expect Christian associations to have addressed this matter but it’s quite unfortunate that they are becoming government agencies, that’s why I can never belong to any of them.
“If anyone should compare Mohammed to a mere mortal, He or she will be bashed seriously, What is MURIC? Who is that thing comparing Jesus Christ to ordinary Buhari? What has he done to qualify him for such comparison? I am not abusing Mr President because I honour him but I know He won’t even take that too.
“MURIC should watch their actions before they become a religious terrorist, they should also apologize to the Christian community otherwise they will be dealt with Spiritually.”