The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Sunday condemned claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is out to Islamise Nigeria.
President General of AYCF, Yerima Shettima, in an exclusive interview with Press, maintained that Nigeria can’t be Islamised by Buhari or anyone else.
The Nigerian Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, under the leadership of former Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. T.Y Danjuma (retd); ex-Military Governor of Rivers State, General Zamani Lekwot (retd); and Chief Solomon Asemota, SAN, had dragged Buhari to the United Kingdom, UK, Parliament, over alleged move to Islamise Nigeria.
Alleging that the Nigerian leader was pursuing a jihad or Islamisation agenda, they told the UK parliament that Buhari was not serious about tackling insecurity arising from Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen-farmers crisis in the country.
Reacting, Shettima insisted that such allegation was unfounded and unrealistic.
According to him: “It’s unrealistic, some people can just sit down and imagine all sorts of things and say it. This is unbecoming of elder statesmen like Obasanjo and T. Y. Danjuma no matter how political they.
Such statements are unfounded, even the North can’t be Islamized not to talk of Nigeria as a whole. It’s totally out of place to make such comment, however highly respected people should be positive. Its totally impossible, actions and comments.
“It’s totally impossible, not feasible even in the Northern part of the country. There is no need analysing this because it’s not possible.”