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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Buhari and islam issues

After being called a religious bigot and
there are even claims that he has plans
to Islamise Nigeria when elected as
president. Former head of state ,
Muhammadu Buhari, has categorically
dismissed these allegations . He
declared that Nigeria remains his only
constituency. The APC presidential
candidate made this clarification in a
statement issued by his spokesman,
Rotimi Fashakin. The statement reads :
"As a state governor, military
commander, federal minister, head of
state and chairman of the Petroleum
Trust Fund, (Buhari) showed
unflinching commitment to fairness to
all, irrespective of religion and tribe.As
a former head of government,
[Buhari] restates unequivocally that
Nigeria is his constituency; and he
shall live the rest of his life in
encouraging the ambience for
nationalistic fervor in all Nigerians."
Buhari further expressed regret that the
Nigerian state has become polarized
along ethnic and religious lines as a
result of cancerous infestation of the
nation's fabric by insurgency. He
however restated his commitment to
Nigeria's indivisibility and indissolubility.
The statement reads further:
"The preservation of the inalienable
rights of every Nigerian to life, and
pursuit of happiness in any part of the
nation state remains the hearty
commitment of the elder statesman.All
the narratives that seek to fit him within
the hollowness of ethno-religious garb
are very infernal and unmindful of his
antecedents as an officer, gentleman,
and statesman," it asserted.
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