Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to stop discrediting the organization in his “avowed resolve to douse religious tension in Nigeria and win the heart of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
Osinbajo, a week ago, said there was no intention to Islamize Nigeria and that nobody could do as such.
He additionally criticized Christian leaders for raising caution on the issue.
Responding, President of CAN, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, President of CAN, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, urged Osinbajo to cross check his facts well before making public remarks on the matter next time.
In a statement on Wednesday signed by his spokeman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Ayokunle noticed that most Christian leaders in Nigeria were shocked with the comments credited to Osinbajo and had looked for the intercession of the administration of CAN to set the record straight with archived facts pointing towards the verity of plot by the present government to Islamize Nigeria.
He demanded that the Nigerian government has been working pair with the Organization Of Islamic Countries (OIC) and Islam In Africa Organization to accomplish this.
He stated, “The OIC met in London in 1983 with a subsequent meeting in Nigeria in 1989 and had issued a dispatch to Islamize Africa with Nigeria catching an awesome consideration. This is an open learning while facts could be gotten from Wikipedia with joins on OIC’s Conference in London, 1983 and Abuja Declaration of 1989.
“It is additionally a self evident truth that Nigeria was later made a spectator individual from the body (OIC) through General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Under General Sani Abacha, another Muslim pioneer, Nigeria was made full part in complete infringement of the constitution that the country is mainstream and our administration ought not be religiously divided.
“From that point on, cognizant endeavors were on to draw Nigeria into joining distinctive Islamic associations with regards to the resolutions of OIC and Islam in Africa Organization (IAO).
Ayokunle said that CAN has not been opposing, and will not oppose Islamic evangelism in any part of Nigeria, even if done with the support of the government since Christians also evangelise, but that the Christian body will never support any government to make Islam a State religion under any guise.
“We are not opposed to Islamic evangelism by any Muslim group if done with a peaceful motive. The Christians also exercise their constitutional rights to do so through revivals and gospel rallies. But we are opposed to the government of Nigeria adopting Islamic resolutions aimed towards a compelling of this country, contrary to the dictates of the constitution”
CAN, in any case, prompted Osinbajo to utilize his office to amend the irregularity in the Nigerian framework and other charged illegal activities noted with the administration keeping in mind the end goal to reduce tension in the polity.
“Our stress as a body is that Nigeria began getting dynamic in global Islamic partnerships and associations in complete infringement of the constitution. In any case, the Vice President appears not aware of this and the thought process behind reception of the Sukkuk Bond.
“At that point we ask, Is Sukkuk sacred? Is Sukkuk not some portion of the resolutions of OIC and IAO Is it not some portion of Nigeria’s selection of Islamic sharia and financial system that it is compulsory for all legislatures in Africa subscribing to Islam?
“We likewise inquire as to why the present government joined Islamic Military Alliance against against terrorism? Is it accurate to say that we are an Islamic country to so do? Can’t Nigeria battle psychological oppression without joining Islamic coalition? Why would the government continue to consciously heat up the polity?