Sharia Law: Nigeria needs restructuring not constitution amendment, Ohanaeze replies CJN

December 14, 2019
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The Anambra State Chairman of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Demian Ogene-Okeke, has said what Nigeria needs at the moment is the restructuring of the country and not issues that may heat up another religious argument in the country.

The statement is in reaction to the call of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed to amend the Nigerian constitution to accommodate some of the peculiarities of Sharia Laws.

He said the Northern leadership should not impose Sharia Law to the people of Nigeria.

He called other pan socio-cultural organisations not to allow the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to impose a law that does not conform to the existence of multiple religions in Nigeria.

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According to him, Sharia Law is only practised among the Muslims and should not be forced on other religious in Nigeria for the sake of oneness.

“To be frank, I am highly disappointed with the CJN, for making such call in a democratic country with multiple religious affiliations,” he said.

Tribune Online earlier reported that the CJN, while declaring open the 20th Annual Judges Conference at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Faculty of Law’s Moot Court, last week, called for the amendment of the country’s constitution to accommodate some of the peculiarities of the Shari’a Laws.

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