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The Middle Belt Patriotic Front has faulted former President Goodluck Jonathan over his recent comments at the US Congress where he reportedly claimed that religion was tearing the nation apart.


Jonathan at the event revealed that his administration’s political will to halt impunity in Nigeria led to the localisation of religious extremism in the Northeast with occasional killings in other zones of the North.


Jonathan explained further that he also reached out to the “Muslim Ummah in Nigeria, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III,” whom he was able to convince to “publicly condemn Islamic extremism in Nigeria.”

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, national chairman of the forum, Bishop Musa Fomson described the statement by the ex-president as reckless and unpatriotic.

He said, “It was the mindlessness of his administration that amplified the schism to a point where persons that were once neutral learnt to hate adherents of other faiths. It was Goodluck Jonathan that made religion and ethnicity into campaign issues in order to cover the incompetence of his rule in the quest for re-election.”

He accused the former president of sowing the seeds of division through his, “ill advised romance with the then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who even ran errand as weapons buyer, and was instrumental to reducing Christendom into the current level where whatever CAN has to say is being second guessed.”

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  1. So Nigerians actually knew how and where their problems started. Thank God (Ekene dili Chukwu), at least truth is coming out now. We are still waiting to hear more. I have said it that if Nigeria comes out of where Goodluck Jonathan kept us within the next 5 years, we should all be greatful to Father Lord Our God.

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  2. Sorry for ur self my bishop, is this the prayers u supposed to pray for the nation for love, peace and unity?or are seeking for attention. God help ur soul.

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  3. Bishop Musa false,accusation is a sin. You do not have such facts. You can decide to sleep with snakes in your bedroom if you so choose to.

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  4. This kind islamic bishop.

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  5. No sin shall go unpunished. He who is bent on killing or making others suffer, let him go on but one thing is sure- the person will one day wish he had not done the things he did. My Eastern brothers and sisters begin to sing onto God, songs of praises for your redemption is at hand. Please do not pay evil for evil, vengeance is of God. Maintain a good and cordial relationship with God and see the salvation of God which He will show us very soon; for the Egyptians we see today, we shall see them again no more for ever.

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  6. Bishop Musa,a blunted lair. I think the spirit and anointing of lie Mohamed is at work in your life. From the records since the beginning of this crises on the numbers of people been killed unlawfully,this last two years has been the highest.

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