The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, has advised President Mohammadu Buhari, not to join Islamic world in fighting Israel in the ongoing violence in the middle East, as advocated by the Turkey President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, since Nigeria is a secular State.
The CAN National Secretary, Barister Joseph Bade, said the group is worried that Nigeria was wrongly labelled an Islamic State, because of her unlawful membership of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
“We are worried that the country has been taking side with the Palestinians, since the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, which was the reason the Turkish President, asked Nigeria to identify with the Palestinians.
To the best of our knowledge,this present conflict between Israel and the Palestine was caused by the Palestinians who first fired ticket at Israel.”
The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) is therefore calling on the international community to intervene in the ongoing bloody actions in the middle East, without taking side, if they truly wanted an enduring peace.
He furthermore called on the Federal Government on behalf of the Nigerian Christians, to reverse the support that has been given to the Palestinians to date.
” As a matter of fact most Nigeria Christians are interested in cessation of hostilities between the two warring parties, than in supporting either of them, and this is the reasonable position we expect the Nigeria government to take.”
The Federal Government and the National Assembly should know that Nigeria is not an Islamic or Arab State.”
“President Erdogan statement was partisan, biased and misleading because it wrongly portrayed Israel as attacking the Palestinians without the Palestinians attacking Israel.
We also agree with the United States that Israel has the right to defend herself against external aggression.
Why should Nigeria take side with either of the warning fact.”
Recall , that the Turkish president Erdogan, reportedly called on the international community to teach necessary lesson to unlawful, unjust and unscrupulous isreal due to its attacks against Palestine.
He openly voice his belief that Nigeria would show solidarity with the Palestinians in the rightful cause.