News: “Full Blown Sharia Law Imminent In Nigeria”, CAN Raises Alarm

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Says Islamist elements in govt to execute
Islamisation agenda

FROM FRED ITUA, ABUJA

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 achiev­
ing 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 Nige­
ria,” 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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