The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has thrown its weight behind former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s call for an end to insecurity in the country.
The NCEF agreed with the former president that Boko Haram and herdsmen activities have become a tool to Fulanise West Africa and Islamise Africa, with the establishment of a Fulani radio station.
The Southern and Middle Belt leaders who kicked against the radio station which would broadcast only in Fulfude insisted that the Federal Government had not done enough to convince people that it has no Fulanisation agenda and to Islamise the country through Jihad.
iDONSABI reports that Obasanjo in a keynote address on Saturday the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in Oleh, in Delta State, warned against a plot to Fulanise West Africa and Islamise Africa through Boko Haram exploits.
In a telephone interview with Vanguard, chairman of the forum, Elder Solomon Asemota, SAN, said the group is behind Obasanjo one hundred percent on his comments.
According to Asemota members of the forum which comprises retired professionals from different fields of human endeavour, including very senior army generals such as former Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd), have actually done a position paper on the issue to two former Heads of State for them to arrest the drift of the nation.
“We wrote to former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd) and former President Olusegun Obasanjo because we are convinced that unless there is genuine reconciliation over two conflicting ideologies in the country, the current security challenges will not only continue, but will also escalate because we are at war with ourselves unnecessarily.
“Again, I say we support President Obasanjo hundred percent. In fact, I am of the feeling that he made the statement after reading the letter I sent to him on the issue. He understands that the current government is promoting Sharia ideology, which is at variance with democratic norms.
“Anybody who does not understand what we are saying should visit our website and see for him/her self the agenda this government is pursuing. What is baffling though is the fact that two eminent Christian leaders (names withheld) are the ones promoting the Islamic cause. Where are the Muslims?” , he queried.