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Monday, 21 March 2016



By Okonkwo Isaac Somto

For Family Writers

Buhari’s continue to throw his undying support for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) self-determination and independence, but clamping down on Biafran agitators in Nigeria. Buhari since coming into power as a so-called democratic leader ordered the arrest of the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra and director of radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on the 14th October 2015. Since then millions of IPOB all around the world kept protesting and calling for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

But the tragic part of all this is that over 3000 indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB) protesting peacefully have been gunned down on the streets of Nigeria by the Nigeria armed forces. Buhari keep ordering the killing of innocent Biafrans who simply ask to exercise their right to self-determination, but he throws his arms of support around Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Palestinians who also ask for the same self-determination. What a hypocrite!

Christians in Nigeria are now becoming uncomfortable with the invents unfolding towards Buhari's plan to Islamise Nigeria. Christians Elders continue to warn Buhari, saying Nigeria is not a satellite state of . The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), has condemned what it described as a one-side decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to include Nigeria into the membership of the Saudi Arabia Military Coalition of “Muslim/Arab” nations, warning that he should pull out before it would be too late.
Chairman of NCEF, Mr. Solomon Asemota (SAN) gave this warning at press briefing on the 18th of March 2016 in Abuja. Also the prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria also warned president Buhari on his plan to Islamise Nigeria, “We are closely watching this government because we are aware there is a game plan to Islamise Nigeria, and they are using the Fulani herdsmen to initiate it before they fully launch it out". - Samuel Uche.   Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state also blasted President Buhari over his plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation, “They have started subtle moves to make Nigeria an Islamic nation, but God will stop them. This was done in 1984, it failed, it would fail again,” he said.

This is not the first time a sitting president has tried to impose Islam on Nigeria. A group known as “Islamists” has been working secretly over the years to supplant Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the “source of legislation” in Nigeria, over and above the Constitution. Murtala Muhammed in 1975, did not hide their preference for the imposition of Islamism upon Nigeria. General Babangida also played his part but he merely extended Islamism to the South of Nigeria by Nigeria’s full membership in the OIC. Thus, in 1981 the race to make Nigeria an Islamic state was accelerated. While Islam is a religion, Islamism, otherwise called “political Islam”, “is a set of ideologies that holds that Islam is not only a religion but a political system” and this is what president Buhari have been trying to accomplish, where most others has failed. Buhari and his follow Islamists believe Islam is meant to dominate the environment in which it is practiced. Presently, the Islamists control the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in Nigeria. Islamists “Hate” democracy and believes that it is a “man-made” law that must give way for “God made” law, which is Sharia. Islamists, as opposed to Muslims that practice Islam as a religion, will go to every possible length to eradicate democracy in any society so that Sharia can be introduced. And this is what Buhari and his fellow islamists are trying to accomplish in Nigeria. 

Buhari, who willingly turned a blind eye to a lot of event going on under his government in a bid to islamise Nigeria, Kaduna is now under complete islamisation, while Christian young girls are been abducted in Nigeria and forced into early marriage, while they are also fiercely been converted into Islam without the consent of their parents. Also According to media report by eye witnesses, over 600 Nigerians were allegedly massacred by the Hausa-Fulani herdsmen and many communities were devastated in the attacks. It is most shocking that till today, there has been no prosecution of any of these marauders by Buhari's government and yet president Buhari claims his not trying to Islamise Nigeria, while trying to pay lip service to democracy and claims to support it but sends his army to shoot down innocent civilian, how convenient. Buhari ‘s ten months in office, a number of worrisome issues readily come to mind:

1. The apparent disregard for the Constitution, by President Buhari in many instances. For example, N900 billion was released in bailout package for states without Appropriation, the government was run for five months without a Cabinet, international commitment are being made without recourse to the National Assembly. Killing of innocent IPOB, and illegally arresting their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. All these are acts violating the Constitution.

2) Including Nigeria in the Saudi Arabia Military Coalition of “Muslim/Arab” nations would appear that the Foreign Policy thrust of the present administration is to make Nigeria a satellite state of Saudi Arabia. The strengthening of the nation’s democracy and security for all should remain the greatest priority of Government. This we see to have been negated by the President’s fiat/unilateral decision to enlist Nigeria in the 34 nations Muslim/Arab coalition. Given the emotive and sensitive nature of this unilateral Executive decision, it should have been handled by President Buhari in line with our democratic culture through popular discussion and participation by the citizenry, or at the very least, through the National Assembly.

3) Attempt to fund deficit in the 2016 Budget through issuance of Sukkuk loan which is a “Sharia compliant loan.” Nigeria is not a Sharia compliant nation.

4) The consideration of establishing “free visa” arrangement with Islamic D8 nations. These countries are: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, and of course, Nigeria.

5) The apparent Islamization of key security positions in the country.

6) The apparent disdain and contempt of President Buhari for Christians in Nigeria as demonstrated during his interview on Al – Jazeera on the objection of Christians to Nigeria’s involvement in the Saudi led Military Coalition to fight ISIS. The British, in their characteristic divide and rule policy, left Nigeria with democracy in the hands of Islamists, knowing full well that democracy and Islamism cannot peacefully co-habit.

With all this happenings, evidence and facts, it’s very obvious president Buhari plan to Islamise Nigeria has already started.

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