Friday, March 13, 2015

I Will Not Islamize Nigeria – Buhari

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has described as “unfair and a cheap blackmail” for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to label APC as an Islamic party.


General Muhammadu Buhari said that such statement is an attempt to stoke primordial sentiments and cause disunity among Nigerians ahead of the elections.

Addressing religious leaders during a town hall meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday, General Buhari who was represented by his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo described the statement as baseless and untrue.

He urged Nigerians not to be swayed by the continuous allegation by the PDP that the party intends to Islamise Nigeria if elected into office on March 28, advising Nigerians to elect their next leaders based on integrity and capacity to deliver good governance, which “he stands for”.

He reminded the ruling party that it is absolutely impossible to turn Nigeria into one religious country as the constitution does not permit that.

General Buhari who absolved himself of being a religious fanatic as portrayed by the PDP and promised not to rule Nigeria in a dictatorial style if elected president.

The Town Hall Meeting with Muslim and Christian leaders was among one of the various meetings lined up by the APC Presidential Campaign Organization across the country ahead of the March 28 presidential election.

The main purpose was for the party’s standard bearer to rub minds with leaders of the two religions -Islam and Christianity- and put the records straight where there are doubts.

APC National Chairman, Mr John Oyegun and other top party officials were also present to support their candidate.

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