Former Head of State, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari( retd.), has decried the attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party to “demonise” the leaders of the All Progressives Congress as religious bigots.
Buhari who stated this on his Facebook wall, said that PDP’s action was unpatriotic, evil and beyond acceptable political rhetoric for it to foment religious disharmony among Nigerians.
While stressing that the APC never looked at Nigerians as Christians or Muslims, Buhari, who was also presidential candidate for the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, urged Nigerians to maintain strict vigilance against any attempt to subvert the peace and unity of the country.
He added that no matter the antics of the ruling party, “the PDP’s death-knell has sounded, and it will end, just as it began, in tragedy.”
The former military leader wrote on his Facebook wall, “The attempt by the PDP to foment religious disharmony among Nigerians is unpatriotic, evil and beyond acceptable political rhetoric.
“We in the APC never look at Nigerians as Christians or Muslims, southerners or northerners; because, the bad leadership we fight against, the corruption we strongly oppose and the widespread poverty we painfully lament affect all Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion or geography.
“The fact that a ruling party can resort to acting in ways detrimental to national security portrays a party on its last gasp of political relevance and ever willing to plunge Nigeria into sectarian chaos in order to conceal its crimes within the debris of a nation-wide anarchy.
“No matter how it tries, the PDP’s death-knell has sounded, and it will end, just as it began – in tragedy.nWe call on all Nigerian men and women to rise against this malicious misrepresentation and maintain strict vigilance against any attempt to subvert the peace and unity of this country,” he said.