In light of a recent Islamization comment attributed to him, the Middle Belt Forum, an organization from the North Central region, has referred to the recently ousted governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, as a dangerous politician and requested that the Department of State Service, DSS, call him in for investigation.
It also made people aware that, despite denials, the agenda for Nigeria’s deliberate Islamization was real and not a coincidence.
In a statement released by the NBF’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Isuwa Dogo, they were urged to keep President Bola Tinubu and Kaduna State’s incumbent governor, Uba Sani, at a distance from him.
The group was responding to what it called el-Rufai’s controversial remarks made on the eve of his resignation, in which he explained how he and other individuals plotted to install the same-faith ticket in Kaduna State, which was then successfully reproduced at the federal level.
In a trending video clip, the former governor recalled how he and others were determined to keep the Muslim-Muslim ticket in place for another 20 years so that Christians would accept it as essential to maintaining peace in Kaduna State and the federal government.
But Dogo said what el-Rufai never told his selected preachers “was that the state he ruled and ruined for eight years was turned into Nigeria’s headquarters of kidnappings and human barbarities that led to the murder of tens of thousands of people and decimation of over 100 communities under his watch.
“There is no doubt that this former governor remains a clear present and future danger to the unity of our nation. He is subtly working for a group that is unremittingly and persistently poised at installing the supremacy of the Islamic faith in the corridor of power.
“Both Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should be wary of associating with him.
“This little but dangerous manipulator, who is skilled in the politics of deploying religious sentiments, must not be allowed near the corridors of power. He has become a national evil that must be avoided at all costs.
“The forum calls on the Nigerian security agencies not only to place the former governor under its radar but he should be invited by the secret police for a chat.
“Considering the comments he made before the clerics, the man who suffers from an inferiority complex must be considered as a dangerous politician riding on the wings of religion for relevance.
“We, hereby, denounce el-Rufai’s comments before the clerics as a shameless act of national hypocrisy steeped in the premeditated plot to set adherents of both religions on warpath.”
Dogo described as outrageous deceitful attempts by el-Rufai “and his nebulous co-travellers to push our nation down the slippery slope of religious tension and bigotry.”
He said the outrage over the el-Rufai video clip demonstrated the level of disappointment by Nigerians over the former governor’s outburst that was aimed at inflaming religious conflagration in order to destabilize the Nigerian state.