Zakzaky: Majority of Nigerians prefer Islamic system of governance

Zakzaky: Majority of Nigerians prefer Islamic system of governance

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has stated that most Nigerians prefer the Islamic system of government over the current democratic system.

Zakzaky made this claim on Thursday, September 30, in response to questions during an exclusive live programme with the Iranian Press TV monitored in Kano.

He stated that the Islamic Movement is being democratic by simply seeking for the Islamic system of governance as against the neocolonial system in the country today adding that it is the choice of the majority of Nigerians if a plebiscite were to take place.

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“I believe that if there will be a plebiscite in this country and people will be asked ‘which system would you like? Is it the status quo, which is inherited from the British colonialists or the Islamic system?

“I’m sure that the majority will choose the Islamic system. [Because] it will be the government of the people after all,” Zakzaky added.

Zakzaky said, although, the authorities in Nigeria strictly forbid any such vote; he did not rule out the prospect of the establishment of such a system in Nigeria.

“However, this depended on the people being given the choice” similar to what happened in Iran; with the referendum that followed the victory of the country’s Islamic Revolution in 1979.

“Nigerian authorities admit in private not in public, that they fear the Islamic Movement; and the potential that it may help establish the Islamic system just as the Revolution in Iran.

“But all the IMN is after is democracy. What is a democracy? It is the government of the people,” he said.

The cleric also accused the Federal Government of gross violation of his fundamental right; by being disallowed to travel out of the country for treatment despite his deteriorating health condition.

“Even after the incarceration, we are still in another incarceration; since they have refused to allow us to travel outside the country.”


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