APC EQUIVALENT TO EGYPT'S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD •.. Agenda is to Islamise Nigeria
An Islamic cleric and a group under the aegis of Religious Equity Promotion Council… (REPC) have accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of championing an Islamic agenda in Nigeria just like the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood, explaining that that is why all the members of the Interim Executive Committee of the party are Muslims.
In two separate a statements by the REPC's Secretary General, Tanko Garba and Muslim cleric, Ambassador Yusuf Garba, they queried the rationale why almost all the members of the National Interim Executive Committee of APC and their presidential aspirants were mainly Muslims, “if not with the intention of Islamising Nigeria like the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt.”
According to the statement, “It is not out of the ordinary that the executive Interim committee of APC are Muslims. Does it mean that the APC would be the Nigeria version of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Party? Check out this, party leader for the North is General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) is a Muslim; the party leader for the South, Senator Bola Tinubu is also a Muslim. “The National Chairman of APC, Bisi Akande, is a Muslim; the Deputy National Chairman, Aminu Bello Masari, is a Muslim; the National Secretary of APC, Tijani Musa Tumsah; the Deputy National Secretary, Nasir el-Rufai and the National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, are all Muslims. “The National Treasurer of APC, Sadiya Umar Faruq; the National Financial Secretary, Shaibu Musa; the National Youth Leader, Abubakar Lado; the National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire the Deputy National Auditor, Bala Jubrin and the National Woman Leader, Sharia Ikeazor (Muslim Convert), are all Muslims.”
Also, the members of the ex- officio members, the statement said, are mostly all Muslims, citing for instance that ex officio members, Muiru Muse and Yemi Sanusi, are all Muslims.
The now asked: “Does it mean that there are no Christians worthy enough to occupy these executive positions of the APC, where is their sense of religious balancing, if not to deliberately cause religious disharmony in Nigeria.”
The group said Nigeria is a secular nation, alleging that the plan of the APC was to cause religious crisis in the country by concentrating all its executive positions in the hands of die-hand Muslims, who believe that the Christians were second hand citizens of the free country called Nigeria. Accordingly, the group alleged that: “What the APC wants to do is to cause the dislocation of the harmonious existence of Nigeria as the Egypt Muslim Brotherhood is currently doing in Egypt.”