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Adamu Muazu the PDP National Chairman is an Islamist and unrepentant sharia advocate who ordered the slaughtering of Christians as Bauchi state Governor in 2001.
The current PDP Chairman, Adamu Muazu as Governor of Bauchi state adopted sharia law as part of the law of Bauchi state and signed it into law in 2001. Buhari as former military Head of State with immense power did not adopt Sharia law as national law, he also refused to register Nigeria as a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). It was IBB that later registered Nigeria as a member of the OIC after his successful palace coup against Buhari.
Adamu Muazu is an unrepentant Islamist. At least 30 Christians were killed during a June 2001 outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in the Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro areas of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state.
More than 158 Christian-owned houses were burned, along with two churches and a Bible school belonging to the Church of Christ in Nigeria, according to a statement signed by four leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The religious clashes began on June 18, 2001, after Bauchi Governor Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muazu declared on June 1 that Islamic (sharia) law applied to all persons in the state, not Muslims only. On June 4, Muazu assigned an Islamic court judge to Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government Areas to enforce Islamic law in the predominantly Christian villages.
The four Christian leaders, Rev. Markus Musa, Rev. Canon H.A. Eluwa, Michael Lulu and Yunusa Manzo, accused the governor of masterminding the Christian killings.
“He knew well that Christians were slaughtered at a roadblock at Zwall and Burgel villages by Muslim jihadists. Yet, to date he did nothing about it,” the Christian leaders claimed.
“The fact that Governor Ahmed Adamu Muazu, as the chief security officer in the state, did nothing to prevent the slaughtering of the Christians at those roadblocks means that he actually helped in the planning and execution of the jihad against the Christians in Bauchi state,” the Christian leaders concluded.
Recently, President Jonathan despite the false accusation of his campaign team against Buhari, attended an OIC meeting and this is the first time this is happening in 15 years. This evinces the fact that President Jonathan and his handlers are award winning liars who are extremely desperate for power.
Based on the foregoing it is becoming increasingly clear that the long-standing allegations against Buhari that he is a Sharia advocate and Islamist is diversionary, wicked and hypocritical. It is the PDP as exemplified by its Chairman Adamu Muazu that not only advocated that Sharia be widely adopted in Nigeria but also adopted and enforced Sharia law.
Bunmi Awoyemi, Ph.D is the author of this opinion and is a public affairs analyst, lawyer and entrepreneur.