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Full-blown Sharia law imminent, CAN raises alarm

Says Islamist elements in govt to execute Islamisation agenda


DISTURBED by the recent announcement of President Mu­hammadu Buhari that Nigeria had joined a coalition of Islamic countries combating terrorism, an organ of the Christian Asso­ciation of Nigeria (CAN), Na­tional Christian Elders Forum, has revealed that it has on good authority, plans by the Federal Government to impose Sharia Law on every state of the federa­tion.
The Christian Forum further revealed that there were some Islamist elements already in the country with the sole aim of Is­lamising the country.
Chairman of the forum, Mr. Solomon Asemota, SAN, sup­ported by Christian leaders like the Bishop of Kafanchan Dio­cese of Catholic Church, Joseph Bagobiri, among others, the elders told journalists at a press conference that the Islamic ele­ments in the country were al­ready working towards achiev­ing the goal of making Nigeria a Sharia state.
“We are aware that there are Islamists in government prepar­ing to execute the Islamisation agenda. Any nation in which Islamists believe that they are sufficiently strong to exercise influence rarely experience peaceful cohabitation among the divergent groups within it.
“This is the current situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Ara­bia, and the Sudan. Islamism thrives on injustice, inequality and unfairness. We urge Nige­rians to remain circumspect so that the Islamists do not drag the nation down the path of destruc­tion
“In the build up to the 2015 elections, majority of Nigerians expressed great hope that there would be change in the nation. However, ten months after the new government was sworn into office, credible apprehen­sion can be expressed given the policy direction of the new ad­ministration. We hope that the buildup to these policies do not result in full blown Sharia which President Muhammadu Buhari had promised Muslims in Nige­ria,” Asemota noted on behalf of other elders.
Speaking further on President Buhari’s recent actions which suggest that the motion was al­ready in place to entrench Sharia law, the elders said: “The inclu­sion of Nigeria in the Saudi Ara­bia Military Coalition of “Mus­lim/Arab” nations would appear that the Foreign Policy thrust of the this 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 Mr. President in line with our democratic culture through popular discussion and partici­pation by the citizenry, or at the very least, through the National Assembly.”


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  1. Umar 19th March 2016 at 1:15 am

    I wouldn’t say one man cannot affect the destiny of a nation or that it is impossible to imposed Islamic jurisprudence on Nigeria, but joining the coalition of Islamic countries for the purpose of fighting Islamic terrorism is certainly not the route there. Alert we must remain, but to impute Islamic religious agenda to almost every move of a Muslim president is bigotry at the least.

  2. Alee 19th March 2016 at 7:26 am

    This piece make no sense at all. why? because have PMB joined the coalition not for the sake of it being an Islamic one but because it is acting against any terror group that claims to be Muslims. Asemota says there are many element of islamisation in this administration, can he mention others? back then when Goodluck was having affairs with Israel why then the Muslims didn’t complain that he was trying to jerusalemised the country? because the Muslims knew that he was trying pact with the israel nail the bh that was why it was not considered as problems.This is absurd and unbecoming of a so call religion intellectual Asemota. people with intellect writes objectively not subjectively. One may ask Asemota, when did PMB promised Muslims for an Islamic state? this is an illogical comment. Must u talk if u cannot control your islamophobic feeling. I hate things been judge unfairly.

  3. Tony 19th March 2016 at 7:44 am

    One of the requirements to obtain loan from International Islamic Bank is that a country must apply FULL Sharia.Northern states are negotiating loan from an Islamic Bank in the Middle East and therefore canvassing the FULL implementation of sharia Law.

  4. James Kalu 19th March 2016 at 8:04 am

    CAN should as a matter of extreme urgency take this issue to the national assembly. Let the books be thoroughly scrutinice to see if by law the president has the executive power to take this kind of action without recourse to the national assembly. Holding a million conference will not stop the president if he is hell bend to lead us to crises of religious bigotry.
    If CAN take to the legal means to stop this presidencial act error then will all Nigeria extend gratitude for keeping everyone in peace in this nation

  5. Ebuka Amaechi 19th March 2016 at 8:38 am

    Why shuld CAN leadership b worried abt execution of full blown practice of Sharia by d Moslems,especially in d North. Or abt PMB declertion dat Niaja has jooined Islamic coalition. What’s required is unity of purpose by Christian Community in Naija to suport d non-violent agitation by IPOB & MASSOB for actualization of soverign State of Biafra.While other Christian States in d Country should follow suit to demand independent States for their Citizens.If fmr powerful Soviet Union could b splited into different independent States,what stops forcefully amalgamated different ethnic Nationalities in Naija frm doing like wise for enduring peace & stablity to regn. ? !!!

  6. Akinwande Akin 19th March 2016 at 10:06 am

    Why cant CAN shut their mouth and let the government be were they not part of those that wreck this nation this far.

  7. Stanley 19th March 2016 at 1:47 pm

    No be small thing.

  8. Stanley 19th March 2016 at 2:09 pm


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