OPINION: Where are Christian APC leaders?

Editor’s note: There have been mixed reactions about the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari since assumed office on May 29, 2015.

In a message sent to NAIJ.comNAIJ.com, a Facebook user, Amos Adebowale questions President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments as he also criticizes some Christian politicians in Buhari’s led government.

Where are the Christians who sold the Church? The Islamic agenda is being perfected. Prof Ishaq Oloyede, a prominent Islamic scholar who said he was not aware Christians are being attacked and killed is now to head JAMB replacing Prof Ojerinde, a Baptist.

Four Muslims were not replaced, but left to continue. Out of the 17 offices, 9 new replacements are Muslims and 4 retained are Muslims. 13 out of 17 are now Muslims. NUC, Muslim, JAMB, Muslim; and TETFUND, Muslim.

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Where are those Christian leaders who sold the Church for a plate of porridge? Where are those telling us Prof Yemi Osinbajo would stand for the Church being a Pastor?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Do they involve him in all these lopsided appointments in favour of the North and Muslims or not? Do we have Christians among the APC leaders? Does Odigie-Oyegun, the chairman of the ruling party belong to the Catholic Church?

The fact that Buhari released these appointments the same day, the PUNCH Newspaper published an Editorial titled: “Buhari’s parochial appointments”, a paper that endorsed his candidacy is a dirty slap on the nation.

To say the least, it is a corruption with immunity. Many are afraid and being intimidated by the security operatives. Have we become second class citizens in our own country?”

My Take:

Sadly the answer to the question is “YES”, Christians are now second class citizens in Nigeria. We warned our people but they wouldn’t listen.

Nigerians said they wanted “change” and now they must live with it. Every Christian that supported President Buhari and the APC, including some of the most prominent Church leaders, should bow their heads in shame.

As long as this evil continues, we will not remain silent and neither shall we be intimidated. No matter how hard they try, Nigeria will NEVER be Islamised and neither will our faith be rubbished.

Rather than add to the injury sustained by fellow Christian soldiers in the battle of life through mockery and condemnation and the likes, help to support and aid the recovery of the wounded. You become weak and vulnerable each time a fellow Christian falls.

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Pastors fighting pastors, churches fighting churches. We call our Christian leaders to at least float a political party against the next coming election

Politics is dirty because we left it for dirty people. We must rise to do the needful and stop complaining.

Then with prayers, we would make it. Please forward this message to ALL Christians known to you

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