Former military generals and other Christian elders under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) had alleged that Jihad or holy Islamic war had been launched in the country to eradicate democracy and supplant the constitution.
However, Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna central) urged Nigerians to disregard reports that President Muhammadu Buhari was trying to Islamise Nigeria.
In a post on his Facebook page, he said reports by Gen. Danjuma and some elder statesmen only threaten the existence of the country.
And reacting to the issue via Facebook, Fani-Kayode said: ” I commend the Elder Solomon Asemota SAN and Gen. T.Y. Danjuma-led Christian Elders Forum for warning the Buhari government to stop attempting to islamise Nigeria and I wholeheartedly endorse their position.
It is those that kill Christians and practice stealth jihad that will set this country on fire and not Asemota, T.Y. Danjuma and the Christian elders.
Their concerns are legitimate, their observations are pertinent and their counsel is wise. They have spoken the minds of over 90 million Nigerian Christians.
Theirs are the voices of restraint and reason and it is in the interest of the Federal Government to listen to them carefully, to consider their concerns and to take their admonitions very seriously if they want peace and unity in our country.
Anything short of that will be unacceptable, will lead to greater division and will have devastating and long-term consequences for the future of our country.