Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he wants to become a fanatic and plunge Nigeria into a religious crisis.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation stated this as it kicked against Buhari attending of a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) in Saudi Arabia less than 24 hours after being sworn-into office for a second term.
The group also frowned at the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for allegedly converting to Islam for political reasons, and his travel to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj.
Ohanaeze expressed itself in a statement by its deputy national publicity secretary, Chucks Ibegbu, adding that Buhari owed Nigerians an explanation for the travel.
“Why immediate attendance of Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) meeting in Saudi Arabia a day after his swearing in? Mr. President Buhari owes Nigerians that explanation.
“This (Nigeria) is a secular country and a leader that wants to be a mullah or fanatic is free to resign rather than plunge us into a religious crisis.”
On Gbajabiamila it said, “Femi Gbajabiamila, a born again Christian turned into Muslim for political reasons is dangerous to our democracy.
“Although people have a right to change their religion, the sudden change from a Christian to a Muslim and his umrah journey to Mecca just to be Speaker is a bad omen. Can we trust such a character who can change his faith for power sake?”