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Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs Accuse Governor Nyesom Wike Of ”Hate Speech” Over Christian State Remark


Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs also known as Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, JNI, has faulted remarks by Governor Nyesom Wike that Rivers is a Christian state, saying such remarks were inconsistent with a governor’s Oath of Office.

Wike made the remarks at a crusade organized by Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Ministries in Port-Harcourt, weekend, adding that he owed no one apology for saying so.,

The spokesman of JNI Mallam Ibrahim Aselemi, said: “The leadership of JNI has borne these utterances of the Rivers State governor with philosophical patience; hoping he will realize his errors. “But the latest outburst by the governor has become a source of worry to the Supreme Council because we believe the statements are divisive, Islamophobic, undemocratic, unconstitutional, inconsistent with his Oath of Office. They are, to a large extent, hate speech.”

When contacted the CAN’s spokesman, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, he declined comments, saying a response to JNI’s allegation of conspiracy of silence on the part of the leadership of the church in Nigeria could heat up the polity unnecessarily

However, a top Christian cleric, who does not want his name mentioned said  the JNI could equally be considered guilty of a similar conspiracy of silence when it purportedly shied away from criticizing the imposition of Sharia law in the North and the lopsided appointments by Northern governors which favour Muslims.(vanguard)


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