The Senate received the proposal at a zonal public hearing of the ongoing constitutional amendments in Lagos on Wednesday, according to SaharaReporters.
The hearings organised by the Senate across all geo-political zones of the country is aimed at getting suggestions from the public so it can review and amend the 1999 Constitution where necessary.
Speaking at the hearing, the TMC representative Abdulganiyu Bamidele said they wants Sharia implemented in the Yoruba-speaking southwest to cater to its Muslim population.
“We want to partner for the creation of Sharia courts in the South-West because of our population of Muslims,” Bamidele added.
The call has since generated so much backlash on the social media with many Nigerians vowing to vehemently resist it if ever implemented in the South-West.
Below are some of the Twitter reactions:
Even those proposing Sharia court in the South knew they are clowns. Bring it up fast so we can speed up the BREAK-UP of Nigeria. Awon werey trying to smuggle-in penal code with the existing criminal code.
We dare you. #Enikure😡
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) May 27, 2021
12 Northern States declared Sharia & banned ALCOHOL.
Yet, they’re allocated a GREATER share of the revenue generated from alcohol sold in the South.
If you RESTRUCTURE #Nigeria without forcing these States to refund all the allocations with interest, you restructured NOTHING.
— aloy ejimakor (@AloyEjimakor) May 27, 2021
History has shown that every constitutional attempt (whether successful or not) to introduce Sharia into Nigeria has been followed by serious religious upheavals. I hope the Southwest rejects this bill flatly and entirely, otherwise it will end in a bloodbath. SW is very SECULAR. https://t.co/s4JC2xUJJh
— Deji Teye (@mydeji247) May 27, 2021
The Muslim Congress (TMC) has issued the proposal for a possible review & amendment of the 1999 constitution, that will provide the implementation of Sharia law in South-West.
I don't know the progress Sharia law has added to the North, to warrant bringing it to Yoruba land.
— UNCLE AJ (@UNCLE_AJALA) May 27, 2021
They just watered the ground by proposing sharia law in South West. They want you to start discussing it as most of you are doing right now. As for the Implementation, believe you me, for the fact that they have openly proposed it,they will implement it. Its just a matter of time
— Emeka Gift (@Emekannaoma) May 27, 2021
It will NEVER happen! We will fight it to the last. Sharia kọ́ọ̀, Maria niì! Kí lon jẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀?
Òfin Ìṣẹ̀mbáyé is more relevant to us than a foreign religion that prescribes barbaric punishments for petty crimes committed by the poor, encourages rape & promotes misogyny. https://t.co/HwzKc1dZCn
— Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi (@BOGbadamosi) May 27, 2021
Group seeks implementation of Sharia in South-West
So, una won start destroying beer in Lagos, Ibadan etc, okwaya?
— Global Update (@oluchristty) May 27, 2021
While The South Is Busy Trying To Invest More In Technology, Education, Improve The Economy By Building Business Empires. Northern Nigeria On The Other Hand, Wants To Push Their Sharia Law, RUGA, Fulanization & Jihadist Beliefs Across Nigeria. One Nigeria Is A Complete Fallacy!
— Somto Okonkwo ♊︎ (@General_Somto) May 21, 2021
Meanwhile news from today's Constitution hearing in Lagos: Muslim Network wants Sharia courts in the southwest and CAN wants Canon Law, complete with an entire court system in #CFRN99.
I think #Nigeria is on its way to becoming a theocracy.
— Chxta (@Chxta) May 26, 2021
The ancient Yoruba law is superior to Sharia law. The ancient Yoruba law is more civilised than Sharia law. The ancient Yoruba law is older than Sharia law. It is an insult to the memory of our ancestors to entertain Sharia law on Yoruba soil!#YorubaNationNow
— Baasegun Alabe (@baasegun1) May 23, 2021
You can never hear them creat jobs, only creating st*pid things that will be anti people, how can you creat a sharia court where there is no sharia law, maybe they want to creat sharia law too, i don't know why God created me into this mistake called Nigeria
— Eze_Njoku (@Eze16805785) May 26, 2021
1. We will make this country ungovernable ✅
2. Baboons and Hyenas would be soaked in blood ✅
3. We will ensure Sharia is implemented nationally ✅
Buhari is a PERFORMER!!! https://t.co/2vor1M8D6r
— The Revolutionary Seeker (WAEC) (@The_Seeker76) May 27, 2021
Sharia law, BH law, banditory law, Hisbah law etc and Southern Nigeria dey feed the North with our crude oil money 😒😒😒😒
— Desybaba⚽️ (@desybaba) May 26, 2021
Wherever Ms are in majority they want everything to be sharia compliant and want that region to be immune from any changes that would make the place accommodative for other people.
And for all other regions, kisi ke baap ka hindustan thodi hai
— Boring (@Boringism) May 27, 2021
Hypocrites. You have sharia law. You destroy Igbo businesses dealing in alcohol. The VAT being paid from alcohol you still eat it. You didn't consult Southerners before your Sharia Law and banning of alcohol.
Now, you want the south to consult you before banning open grazing. https://t.co/B9aeeqSn1R
— Maazị Ogbonnaya (@maazi_ogbonnaya) May 25, 2021
Pls can someone just point one good, just ONE good sharia has done to the North…just one
Who do you think you people are to even think at all you can bring that nonsense to the south?
We are talking about how we can progress as a country, you’re talking Sharia.
— DON OF LAGOS (@RowlyDaDon) May 27, 2021
What has Sharia birthed in the North?..Boko haram, Banditry, Hisbah and hypocritical Moslem politician who act sharia in the public but live a life of consistent orgies in Abuja.
Please we don't want that life here abeg.
— Tunde Kelani (@iamtundekelani) May 27, 2021
KanyiDaily recalls that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko-Muhammad had also advocated that Sharia law should be taught in Nigerian universities.