According to the Nigerian Christian Elders Forum, President Buhari inclusion of Nigeria in the coalition against terrorism led by Saudi Arabia is wrong.
Solomon Asemota, chairman of the group on Friday said Nigeria’s membership in the coalition was a disregard for the views of non-Muslims who voted President Buhari to power.
“Including Nigeria in the Saudi Arabia Military coalition of Muslims/Arab nations would appear that the foreign policy thrust of the current administration is to make Nigeria a satellite state of Saudi Arabia.”
“Any nation in which Islamists believe that they are sufficiently strong to exercise influence rarely experiences peace. President Buhari should kindly remember that over 50 per cent non-Muslims of Nigeria did not vote for the nation to become Sharia compliant.”
The group claimed the inclusion of Nigeria in the Organisation of Islamic Conference in 1975, as well as the recent inclusion in the coalition was an attempt by Muslim leaders to dominate the country, with the teachings of Islam.
“While Islam is a religion; Islamism, otherwise called political Islam, is a set of ideologies that hold that Islam is not a religion, but a political system meant to dominate the environment in which it is practiced,” he stressed.