Islamisation Of Nigeria: Ayo Fayose, Criticism & Disrespect Of Our Intelligence

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March 2nd, 2016 – Islamisation Of Nigeria: Ayo Fayose, His Hatred For Buhari & The Disrespect Of Our Intelligence 

I wrote the story of Racheal a few weeks ago. Racheal was a super beauty way back in 1997 when I was in JSS 3 in Government Technical College, Ogoja in Cross River State. I told the story of how I was recruited by my friends to ask her out and how she turned me down and totally humiliated me.

I hated Racheal with every fiber in my being. And of course all my friends did their best in hating Racheal in solidarity with me. We use to sit down and “curse” Racheal all through our free period. We will tell ourselves stories of all the ugliness and barbarism we can imagine and manufacture about Racheal.

One day, Odey told us that Racheal and her family eat human flesh and drink human blood. He said that is what gives her boldness, fairytale beauty, super intelligence and makes her a high voltage snob. Some of my pals laughed. Some were scared or feigned it. Some prodded him to say more.

I was visibly angry. I shouted at Odey to shut the hell up. My friends wondered why I was that angry. I told them. For Odey to cook up such a tale is clearly because he didn’t respect our intelligence. He must have considered us daft or just plain stupid to believe such a tale. When a man respects your intelligence he doesn’t tell you every crap he thinks up.

But Odey had a sense of entitlement. And truly he had earned the right to tell us crap. We use to sit down there and endure each other telling little lies about Racheal just because we hated her. We lost the moral right to have our intelligence respected by anyone of us.

Fayose is like Odey. He has ordained himself the so-called fearless critic of the President. And if you don’t like the President or APC, you will definitely find yourself enjoying the constant staccato of criticisms the Ekiti State governor fires at the President. We have become part of Fayose’s audience. At times we find him bold. Other times we find him entertaining.

Fayose has eventually found out that we don’t care if he is truthful or factual anymore. All we care about is the entertainment and supposed boldness. The man is now spewing bold face lies and un-researched utterances in absolute disregard of our individual and collective intelligence.

His latest salvo is accusing the President of planning to Islamize Nigeria. How? He didn’t explain. If this is not recklessness, then nothing is. I expect more from the governor of a state in terms of public utterances. If our elected leaders cannot generate revenue and provide us with the needed dividends of democracy, they should at least be responsible in speech.

Section 10 of 1999 Constitution as amended states that “The Government of the Federation or of a State shall not adopt any religion as State Religion”. This is the same constitution Ayo Fayose swore to uphold as Governor of Ekiti State. To amend this section of the constitution (or any other section) to make Islam a state religion will require 2/3 majority of both houses of the National Assembly and the 36 States Houses of Assembly. The President cannot do this.

No process to amend section 10 has commenced anywhere. Even if a Muslim proposes such an amendment, will the Christians in the legislature not vote against it? Is Ayo Fayose saying that the President can Islamize Nigeria through a presidential fiat or proclamation? Any president who is that powerful should also be powerful enough to clamp Fayose down. This Ekiti governor is simply disrespecting our intelligence.

You may not like Buhari. You may not like the APC. But don’t let anyone rubbish your education and insult your intelligence by uttering out criticism that is not well researched and well thought out. Let’s stop getting emotional about facts. Let’s think with our brains not our hearts.

Another crop of persons are pointing to the fact that the Minister of Finance was forced to wear a Hijab in Qatar as a pointer to the alleged islamization of Nigeria. This is very funny. If we think with our heads not hearts, we will surely see how ridiculous this is.

Is the Minister of Finance a child to be forced to wear a Hijab? Has she even come out to say she was forced to wear any hijab? Assuming without conceding that she was forced, what does that tell you about her faith if she has not resigned for being forced? I have seen a lot of Christians wear hijabs or something like that out of choice (including the picture of Mary, the mother of Jesus). The last time I visited Dubai, I saw a lot of Christians shopping for the traditional Muslim attire used in that country. Or were they preparing for islamization?

Most of these politicians have taken so much from us. They have looted and squandered our commonwealth. For some us there is only one thing left: our minds, our intelligence. Don’t let them take that from you. If you let them take that they have taken everything. Don’t let them use your emotions against you.

No religion can ever be made a state religion in this country. People can say what they like for political reasons. But no matter who you support or what political party you belong to, don’t let people “sip garri” with your brain. Call them out when they are taking it too far.

As for Ayo Fayose, I’m beginning to see why he is so popular with the uneducated. He needs a rabble he can rouse with half-truths and full lies. He is the governor of Ekiti State, a state laden with professors. How that happened is the business of history.

Let’s protect our intelligence, it’s all we have got… for now.

About the author: First Baba Isa (FBI) is a Legal Practitioner and writes from Abuja, 07037162029
meandisa@gmail.com , 52F84BE5 @firstbabaisa (Twitter)

11 thoughts on “Islamisation Of Nigeria: Ayo Fayose, Criticism & Disrespect Of Our Intelligence

  1. well articulated article. this is why i say religion should not be used as yard stick in any situation, Most of our politicians know that the issue of religion is a trigger point since majority are below par in education that’s why they resort to playing religious card in order to divert attention from their incompetence, they sought to keep the masses in bondage,issue of religion was never an issue in Nigeria everyone lived in harmony it is only in the last decade or so with the global agenda being peddled by big powers of the world that religion came to prominence with the aid of internet and msm. i am somewhat astonished at times with so many phds and mscs many in Nigeria we are still not able to know that development of the nation is all by efforts and commitment to transparency and accountability. i am afraid that this governor is threading on thin ice, it is democratic system the president cannot unilaterally change the constitution empty barrel makes the most noise.

  2. please Mr writer don’t give us that. That Fayose was bold enough to say it out is applaudable. If Christians behave the way you Muslims behave in this country, it will be disastrous . It has nothing to do with Buhari and APC, Its just a fact. period

    • What are u talking about ? He is a coward , U can’t just be saying any crap without evidence . Especially a very sensitive issue like this . We r yet to have real leaders in Nigeria .most of this so call leaders are just something else .lets use our brain pls.

  3. In Nigeria, the opposition to a ruling party is never constructive with criticisms. That is how our politics is today, sadly. And so the veracity of any allegation is not the question provided that the allegation can whip up sentiments among the largely emotional folks in the society. Even truth itself is blown out of proportion when it is being reported by the opposition.

    And so why should I listen to their slanted speeches? Why should I even listen to the writer of this article? Do I know whether or not he sounds like this because his mug is being filled for him somewhere in the government of Buhari?

    It is all politics. Today, PDP comes out with a tale that scandalises every sane sense of propriety all against the APC. But tomorrow, APC reciprocates with even the same degree of impact. So let them bear it. The game is politics. The end is selfish.

  4. In Nigeria, the opposition to a ruling party is never constructive with criticisms. That is how our politics is today, sadly. And so the veracity of any allegation is not the question provided that the allegation can whip up sentiments among the largely emotional folks in the society. Even truth itself is blown out of proportion when it is being reported by the opposition.

    And so why should I listen to their slanted speeches? Why should I even listen to the writer of this article? Do I know whether or not he sounds like this because his mug is being filled for him somewhere in the government of Buhari?

    It is all politics. Today, PDP comes out with a tale that scandalises every sane sense of propriety all against the APC. But tomorrow, APC reciprocates with even the same degree of impact. So let them bear it. The game is politics. The end is selfish.

  5. Gov. Fayose’s claim that PMB intended to Islamise Nigeria is baseless, ridiculous, uninlligent, stupid, unpatriotic, and insanity of the highest order. Why? Nigeria is a circular nation where people are free by law to practice their respective religions without any fear of facing government prosecution. There is nobody that will ever be elected or a dictator that can Islamise Nigeria as long as Heavens and the earth are still standing. But let us talk about Fayose records as failed governor of my state-Ekiti state. Ekiti state is the only state in the Southwest region of Nigeria that doesn’t see nor witness economy, social, and physical development within the past eight years. As of today, many of the state workers including the judges are yet to be paid 3 to 4 months salaries and arrears. Fayose is an animal in human body who employed the service of area boys and tugs to humiliate political opposition in Ekiti state. Fayose also rigged the last governorship election of Ekiti state with the help of Badluck Jonathan, some criminal and unpatriotic military men, area boys, and vagabonds like him to disrupt the election process in order to prevent fearful voters from going to the polling booths. He also bribe voters openly at the polling booths with bags of rice, yam tumbers, and N2,000 each for selling their birthright to him. In my opinion, Fayose will end up in prison as a beneficiary of President Jonathan looting of national treasure. One will think that a faluire like Fayose should mind the business of his state but he always utter ridiculous words and insults from his lying mouth. Gov. Fayose is playing psychology game to deter the EFCC and CCT from probing him and his roles in Jonathan administration. He will surely go down as the worse governor ever imposed on great state of Ekiti that has nothing good to show for two terms in office. The media should stop paying attention and promoting his stupidity and gross foolishness. Enough of his craziness.

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