- Femi Fani Kayode has backed the position of some Christian elders
- The elders had accused the Northerners of plotting to Islamise Nigeria
- They also accused President Buhari of making policies capable of turning the country into an Islamic state
Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has extended his appreciation to some Christian elders who spoke out against President Buhari and the alleged northern agenda in Nigeria.
The elders accused the President of plotting to Islamise Nigeria with some of his policies.
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In a statement made available to NAIJ.com, the former Aviation minister declared his support for the position of the elders.
"I commend the Elder Solomon Asemota SAN and Gen. T.Y. Danjuma-led Christian Elders Forum for warning the Buhari government to stop attempting to islamise Nigeria and I wholeheartedly endorse their position.
"It is those that kill Christians and practice stealth jihad that will set this country on fire and not Asemota, T.Y. Danjuma and the Christian elders.
"Their concerns are legitimate, their observations are pertinent and their counsel is wise. They have spoken the minds of over 90 million Nigerian Christians.
"Theirs are the voices of restraint and reason and it is in the interest of the Federal Government to listen to them carefully, to consider their concerns and to take their admonitions very seriously if they want peace and unity in our country.
"Anything short of that will be unacceptable, will lead to greater division and will have devastating and long-term consequences for the future of our country."
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Nigerian Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has accused Northerners of plotting to turn Nigerian into a “caliphate.”
NCEF disclosed that some Buhari government’s policies are “directly or indirectly promoting the “theocratic agenda North have for Nigeria.”
Solomon Asemota, the chairman of NCEF made this known while delivering a speech titled: “A Quest for peaceful resolution of conflict of ideology, democracy and Islamism in today’s Nigeria.’’
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