The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Friday described the declare by the Nigerian Christian Elders Discussion board, NCEF, of supposed strikes by President Muhammadu Buhari to islamiz Nigeria as a “compendium of lies from the pit of Jahannam”.
NCEF, beneath the management of former Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. T.Y Danjuma (retd); ex-Navy Governor of Rivers State, Common Zamani Lekwot (retd); and Chief Solomon Asemota, SAN, had dragged Buhari to the UK, UK, Parliament, over alleged transfer to Islamise Nigeria.
Alleging that the Nigerian chief was pursuing a jihad or Islamisation agenda, they advised the UK parliament that Buhari was not critical about tackling insecurity arising from Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen-farmers crises within the nation.
In a press release signed and forwarded to DAILY POST by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group insisted that Nigerian’s membership of Group of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, summit was to not Islamize the nation.
The assertion reads: “Northern Christian Elders Discussion board (NCEF) yesterday petitioned the European Parliament over President Buhari’s attendance of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Convention and alleged Islamisation of Nigeria. NCEF additionally alleged that the president was not doing sufficient on the safety challenges dealing with the nation.
“NCEF’s allegations are a compendium of lies from the pit of Jahannam. They’re frivolous, unfounded, imaginary, untenable and unacceptable. We’ve got no modicum of doubt that their lies will come crashing down on them like a pack of playing cards when the EU Parliament investigates their allegations. NCEF can’t idiot the EU Parliament.
“EU Parliament will discover it attention-grabbing to know that Nigeria grew to become a member of OIC again in 1969 when Common Yakubu Gowon (rtd), a Christian, took Nigeria to the group in observer standing. Gowon isn’t a Muslim however he wanted the organisation’s help for Nigeria in the course of the civil struggle (1967 – 1971). Spain, Portugal and France have been supporting Biafra and Gowon discovered it obligatory to rally the help of African nations by way of Nigeria’s membership of OIC.
“It can due to this fact turn into clear that becoming a member of OIC has nothing to do with Islamisation however one other manner of pursuing Nigeria’s nationwide curiosity. Nigeria joined for political expediency and the regularization in 1986 was merely procedural.
“Simply as Gowon used the instrumentality of Nigeria’s membership of OIC to safe victory for Nigeria within the civil struggle, President Buhari used his bodily presence on the 2019 OIC summit to return house with two juicy take-aways, not for himself, not for Jubril of Sudan, not for the Fulanis, not even for Daura, however for his nation, Nigeria. OIC pledged to help Nigeria’s struggle in opposition to terrorism and likewise to help Nigeria in finishing the continued Second Niger Bridge mission.
“It’s due to this fact unlucky that NCEF nonetheless has the audacity to accuse Buhari of not doing sufficient on safety points and for attending the OIC summit. How would Nigeria have secured the organisation’s help for its struggle in opposition to terrorism if Buhari had not attended the summit and tabled Nigeria’s challenges there?
“Once more, is the Second Niger Bridge located in Daura? Who advantages from its completion? Is it Buhari personally, the Fulanis as a race or Islam as a creed? NCEF petition to the EU Parliament in addition to the criticisms of Ohaneze and the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) are due to this fact a mark of ingratitude. However we’re sure that the petition specifically is an train in futility. These behind the petition ought to bury their heads in disgrace contemplating the financial and safety beneficial properties realized from the summit.
“Nigeria’s safety challenges didn’t begin beneath Buhari. The Boko Haram phenomenon began within the Obasanjo days and grew worse beneath Jonathan. The insurgents successfully occupied 17 native governments way back to 2014. It was Buhari’s frontal confrontation that lowered the hoodlums to a success and run guerrilla unit at the moment.
“Bombs have been exploding each day in Jonathan’s days nevertheless it receded to a weekly and later, month-to-month affair beneath Buhari. It was as a result of the worldwide terrorist community knew that Boko Haram is dying that the Islamic State of West Africa has taken over. The Nigerian safety businesses kill and arrest scores of kidnappers, armed robbers and different criminals each day. But detractors declare that Buhari isn’t doing sufficient and NCEF thinks taking him to the EU Parliament is the answer. The place did they take Jonathan to when the North East was virtually utterly overrun beneath him? What sort of residents drag their very own nation within the mud earlier than foreigners? Nigerians are ready to see how NCEF will achieve its satanic mission.
“Regarding the allegation of Islamisation through the OIC, if Gowon, a Christian, took Nigeria to OIC (and he did) with out Islamising Nigeria, if Obasanjo, additionally a Christian, attended OIC (and he did) with out being Islamised, if Jonathan, one other Christian, additionally attended OIC (and he did) with out being Islamised, then this allegation is a mere instrument consistently and indecently employed by skilled blackmailers. Curiously, it’s used selectively, notably when a Muslim is in energy.
“We won’t succumb to such low cost blackmail and we’ve no scintilla of doubt that the EU Parliament which is filled with credible and clever democrats in addition to different lovers of reality world wide will see by way of this gimmick. Do they even assume the EU Parliament is made up of mischievous folks like them? Do they assume the remainder of the world haven’t discovered the reality about what’s going on in Nigeria? They’ve merely uncovered themselves for what they are surely. Petitioning the EU Parliament with a doc loaded with fabrications is petty, demeaning and unpatriotic.
“We’re nonetheless miffed by the eagerness of our Christian neighbours to lie at will simply to blackmail Muslim leaders. This clearly amplifies a significant attribute of the NCEF and its cohorts, specifically, failure to follow the teachings of the scripture.
“One of many injunctions within the Ten Commandments says ‘Thou shall not lie’ (Exodus 20:16). Leviticus 19:11 says, ‘Don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t deceive each other’. Proverbs 13:5 refers to liars as shameless folks, ‘The righteous hate what is fake, however the depraved make themselves a stench and convey disgrace on themselves’. In his letter to the Colossians, Paul suggested them in opposition to telling lies, ‘Don’t lie to one another, since you’ve got taken off your previous self with its practices’ (Colossians 3:9 – 11)
“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard NCEF’s tantrums and proceed his good work. Posterity will report him as the daddy of contemporary Nigeria, a nation that got here out of the ruins of squandermania, ethical debauchery, suicide-instilling roads and epileptic electrical energy to turn into one of many international finest in transparency, probity, integrity and infrastructure.
“On a final notice, we admire majority of Nigerian Christians who don’t peddle or imagine these diabolical lies. We reiterate that we’re one with all righteous Christians who comply with the teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him) to the letter. We enchantment to Nigerians usually to grab the chance of Buhari’s credible management to affix fingers along with their Muslim neighbours in buiding a affluent nation. We remind NCEF that it diminishes its company entity to run down its personal nation utilizing unfounded allegations for parochial causes. NCEF is suggested to eschew lies. The world is now a worldwide village. Subsequently, NCEF can’t idiot the EU Parliament.”