APC alerts Nigerians on alleged fresh plot to use religion for election purpose

The All Progressives Congress has alerted Nigerians to a fresh plot by desperate politicians to circulate leaflets, in mosques and churches, asking Muslims to only vote for Muslims in the forthcoming elections.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the plot was in line with the track record of those who have consistently used religion to divide Nigerians in order to feather their political nest.

”They are hoping that by further inflaming passion with the highly emotive issue of religion, they can revive their shrivelling political fortunes. That is why they have devised the latest strategy of pitching Christians against Muslims through the circulation of satanic leaflets. Nigerians should not be taken in by this cheap plot,” it said.

The APC reminded Nigerians of the most recent attempt to use religion as a tool to win votes, when Vice President Namadi Sambo said the PDP has more Muslims than the APC, and that the APC Vice Presidential candidate was a pastor who runs 5,000 churches.

”It must baffle every right thinking Nigerian what the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands to gain by his resort to base instincts. It is more baffling against the background of the fact that it was his party, the PDP, that first labelled our party, the APC, as a Muslim party.

”Not even when the APC elected a Christian as its National Chairman, supported by many party officials who are also Christians, did they back off from their incautious claim. It did not occur to them that our party is more religiously diverse than they have sought to portray it to Nigerians,” the party said.

It said while the APC has been campaigning on issues of relevance to
Nigerians, including how Nigerians will be put back to work, how the citizens will be better protected, how they will be weaned from their forced dependence on electricity generators and how the party’s Governors have delivered the dividends of democracy in their states, those on the other side have been trading in negative and inciting campaigns of the most primitive kind.

”We ask Nigerians to disregard anyone peddling religion as a tool for securing votes in any part of the country. Faith is a personal thing to individuals and no responsible government will seek to use religion to divide the people,” the APC said.


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  • Awarawa

    Liar Mohammed and his rat-like mouth ranting like the janjaweeds they are.

    • Julia Amaka

      you are more like a Janhaweed than Mr. Lai hence you can see the light through his argument.

  • Gideon Boro Nzeogu

    No of yrs in Presidency from 1960 – 2015 by Regional Distribution
    ===============================================
    North = 39 yrs (9 presidents = Balewa,Gowon, Muritala,Shagari,Buhari,Babangida,Abacha,Abdulsalam,YarAdua,)
    West = 11 yrs (2 Presidents = Obasanjo, Shonekan)
    East = 0 yrs (Nil)
    South = 4 yrs (1 President = Jonathan)

    Why we struck —————–

    “….the need to stop intrigues, domination and
    internal colonization of the Nigerian state by the so-called chosen few.
    This, in our view, has been and is still responsible for 90 percent of
    the problems of Nigerians….” —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990
    Revolutionary Speech)

    “…Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the Middle Belt and the south….”

    “…They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south. It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, …and marginalization, is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with the vehemence….”

    “…This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability,…all put together have been our undoing as a nation…”
    —– Gideon Orkar (April 22, 1990 Revolutionary Speech)

  • Mr. Abdin

    One thing that every reasonable Nigerian need to know is that we cannot continue like this look at our currency is taking the step of a toilet paper as a result of the cluelessness of the present administration, we hope that the change that we have looking for will surely come. Religion or no religion Nigerians are feeling the heat.

    • Atinuke

      It was buhari who said Muslims should vote for those who would promote course of Islam.

    • Adaeze

      Did you just use the currency as a campaign tool? If you are going to do that then do some research,don’t spew such ignorance.

  • Icebreaker

    Nigerians must not be carried away by any plans of whatsoever by either pdp or apc, but rather look inward , and refused to mortgaged their destinies to any politicians, parties that would use them and dump………………..

  • Shahokaya

    Read punch and see how CAN collected 7 billion bribe from Jonathan.Two-face greedy rogues calling themselves Pastors. People like Oritsejafor, Oyahkilome, Okotie, sewage-tank belly Oyedepo, Adeboye and their contemporaries in CAN are not Pastors but core Politicians. They dupe their mumu congregations on Sundays and collect juicy contracts from their fellow politicians in government on weekdays. Little wonder they will never see anything wrong in Jonathan’s dubious government. I’ll rather respect the Babalawo’s than respect this heartless 419’s parading themselves as men of God.

  • Maitama Tambari

    I will tell a personal story that happens at our University in OHIO, USA. Professor Eldalb, an Egypitian Senior Lecturer in African Cultures, Religions Believes and Traditions, invited me to his class as a visiting student to listen to his lecture being the only black Muslim on Campus from Africa. In a nutshell, Professor said that an African is a confused person when it comes to religion. Before the coming into Africa by the White people from the West through the Coast line, and the Arabs through the Sahara Desert, Africa had its Religion Believes, Technology, Culture, you name it. The Religion Believes of an African is physical believes, touch, see and smell not Spiritual Believes as in the Bible or Quran. An African is full of hypocrisy when it comes to religion because he is confused. Take for instance, whether you are a Muslim or Christian, if the worst come to the worst on survival, both Quran and Bible ask you to rely on the Creator for salvage. No. An African wants quick response, he visits Babalao in the night or Shrine or Mallam. You see the hypocrisy of an African. At the top of the entrance of his room, however educated, you will see a black cloth tied with horn or something like that, that that is for his protection and his family. He does the same thing in the farm, working place, in his car, around the chest or waist of his wards to wade away devils. Yes this an African Christian or Muslim. But no where in the Bible or Quran the scriptures told the African to indulge in such practice. In fact the scriptures deluge one from practicing such pagans action. In short both Quran, Bible and Old Testament are from the same Source, but the humans try to put label on them. I hope Nigerians would not allow themselves to be used on religion platform. How many times did President Jonathan worship in those Churches he is visiting now, since he became President, zero. Why now? CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • Atinuke

    Nigeria is in need of serious prayers. Even Buhari admitted it but it wouldn’t be necessary if Buhari chooses to control his dogs of destruction when he looses come 28 march 2015. #NO2Buhari #GEJ4Naija

  • Atinuke

    Buhari once said Muslims should only vote for people who would further the course of islam, he added that “we are more than them (christians) if we include our brothers in the southwest”. It is no wonder APC’s interim leadership were all made up of muslims, what is surprising is that they are now puttingthe statement on Jonathan. APC and their lies. #GEJ4Naija #NO2Buhari

    • famaks

      CHANGE4SURE. we are not interested in recycled ststement

  • evi

    Apc will commit an evil and then turn around and accuse pdp of the same evil. Whenever buhari goes to campaign in the north,he tells them to vote for only muslim candidates because only a muslim would represent their interest but when he comes to the south,he preaches religious tolerance. It is buhari that went to a seminar in kaduna and declared support for sharia ,vowing to continue to agitate for sharia to be implemented in every part of Nigeria. Who then is more guilty of religious politics?

  • excel

    This has been pdp most successful project ever using religion to divide the country all in the name of politics. CHANGE is a must

  • ceweeco projects

    You can only alert your blind followers!!!! Terribly sorry, I don’t speak stupidest. APC, I would love to slap you but that would be animal abuse. O’ you remind me of my Chinese friend …Ug Lee

  • Olayinka

    Liar Imam. I was not going to comment about your fables until I noticed that you were trying to deceive readers that Christians were allowed polygamy until 16th century. Which verse and chapter of the new testament have you read that, Lair? Why did you not stay within your quran instead of using Christianity to justify your wicked sins against women in Islam? You Muslims would claim Bible is corrupt but yet you will be referring to it. In the future teach your fables within quran and Islam and do not teach lies against Christians. Our Lord Jesus Christ taught against polygamy and POLYGAMY IS NOT ALLOWED IN CHRISTIANITY.

    Secondly, you quoted quran that suggest that a man is allowed to have sex with what his right hand possess. This indicates that Islam legalize rape of war captives. Why are you then preaching against terrorists if they have verses of the quran that legalize raping of war victims?

    • Adedayo Kazeem

      The word of Quran is complete and perfect from Almighty God (Allah). However, only the wise can understand it not for someone like you. Calling scholar / Teacher a liar is not too good. Is that what your bible teaches you? Re-think…