Yesterday, the photos of President Buhari meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, surfaced on social media. This came after the revered clergyman’s statement on the integrity of the Nigerian president.
The heartwarming photos sparked conversation on social media and one of those who spoke out was iconic comedian, Ali Baba. The comedian posted the photos on his Instagram page and cheekily accused the president of trying to ‘Christianise’ Nigeria.
“Buhari is trying to Christianize Nigeria!!!! Look at these pictures,” he said, referencing the old notion that the President would Islamise Nigeria.
Recall that in February of this year, Governor Ayo Fayose, while speaking at an interdenominational thanksgiving in Port Harcourt, accused President Buhari of trying to Islamise the country, a claim he made after the photos of the President in Saudi Arabia surfaced. Gov Fayose called it the ‘big secret’ about the Buhari led, APC government, and said that the President will fail in that effort.
“Why did five of them (state governors) go to Saudi Arabia to wait for our man there (referring to President Buhari) if they don’t have agenda?” The Governor asked, adding, “They have started subtle moves to make Nigeria an Islamic nation, but God will stop them. This was done in 1984, it failed, it would fail again.”
“The agenda is coming small small, but we will resist it,” the vocal politician continued. “Nigeria is a free nation where we proclaim the name of Jesus Christ freely, and we believe in Allah for those who are Muslims. This nation will not be taken for an Islamic nation.”
And so, when the photos of the President and the Archbishop of Canterbury was published, Ali Baba shared same on Instagram with the subtle shade, and his fans caught on quickly. See the reactions:
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