Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, on Friday, May 31, put a robust defense for President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia.
Sani said that there is nothing wrong in Nigeria’s membership of OIC and the president’s attendance, adding that any association that will bring economic benefits to the country is welcome. The lawmaker also added that such association is good as long as that there is no blackmail and the sovereignty of the nation is affected.
He tweeted: Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ohaneze Ndigbo criticised President Buhari for attending the OIC summit after his swearing-in ceremony for a second term. The apex Igbo group in a statement signed by its deputy national publicity secretary,said the president owed the nation an explanation.
The group also criticised the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for attending the lesser Hajj claiming he changed his religion from for political reasons. Ohaneze said: “Why immediate attendance of Organisation of Islamic Countries, OIC, meeting in Saudi Arabia a day after his swearing in. Mr President Buhari owes Nigerians that explanation.’’ “This is a secular country and a leader that wants to be a mullah or fanatic is free to resign rather than plunge us into a religious crisis.” “Femi Gbajabiamila, a born again Christian turned into Muslim for political reasons is dangerous to our democracy.
“Although people have a right to change their religion, the sudden change from a Christian to a Muslim and his umrah journey to Mecca just to be Speaker is a bad omen. “Can we trust such a character who can change his faith for power sake?