Why I’m calling for Buhari’s resignation – Sheik Gumi

By Editor on 15/06/2018

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A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria.

He also said he stands by his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to alleged failure of his government.

Mr Gumi, a very influential Islamic cleric, particularly in Northern Nigeria, stated this at the closing of Ramadan Lecture for 2018 at Shaikh Sanusi Khalil Mosque at Rigachikun, Kaduna on Thursday.

He was reacting to rumours in the state that he was critical of the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of his sympathy for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The rumours arose from a picture of him with two PDP leaders and strident criticism of the administration of President Buhari

But the cleric on Thursday said his criticisms are based on his quest for justice in Nigeria.

On the picture of him sitting between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Kaduna State governor, Ramalan Yero, the cleric said the shot was taken at a public event long ago.

“There was a picture that was snapped at a mosque in Rigachikun. When I was invited to attend a wedding fatiha, on arrival I met him (Mr Yero) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, at the mosque.

“Then he (Atiku) was still in APC as a member and contested against President Buhari at the primaries, while Yero was then in PDP as a governor in the state.

“I was asked to sit in their middle so I did. Now the picture is in circulation that I am a PDP member, that PDP paid me to work for them.”

Mr Gumi said he does not look at any Muslim as a PDP or APC member.

“Rather, I see him‎ as a Muslim brother. If he does justice I’m with him whoever he is.”

He said Nigerians should not discriminate among themselves on the basis of politics.

“Anything that we know will bring misunderstanding among us as Muslims we must try to do away with it,” he said.

Mr Gum‎i recently came under criticism by loyalists of President Buhari and APC in the state for speaking against the anti-corruption fight in the country.

He had accused Mr Buhari as prone to mistakes and falling to render good governance, asking the president to resign.

In his regular Ramadan Tafsir on June 9, the cleric said he would not stop pointing fingers at President Buhari’s mistakes, saying his government was a “total failure.”

He recalled also criticising the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan and asking the president to resign or be impeached.

“Nigeria’s newspaper carried a headline in 2012, when I said Jonathan has failed Nigerians and should resign. So I also find it a duty upon me to tell this government the truth, that it is full of mistakes, or else I become a hypocrite.

“Why I blamed Jonathan was because of blood in his hands because Boko Haram were putting bombs everywhere and the government was not doing enough.

“Anybody killed under your regime, you are responsible for that blood. If you have done your best, I can say yes, Allah can forgive you. But if you are relaxed, no; Allah will not forgive you. So it is the same thing now.

“The bloodshed now is more than during Jonathan’s regime. So now you judge yourselves to be fair. Our religion is a religion of fairness.

“Now more blood is shed from negligence, from sleeping, from laziness, from I-dont-care,” he said.

“If I am true to myself, as I called for the resignation of Jonathan, I should call for the resignation of President Buhari, and with immediate effect! And government paper should carry it also, if there is truth.”

The cleric insisted Mr Buhari’s style of leadership is full of errors.

“Buhari is full of mistakes. Full of mistakes! He is a human being like anybody. And I swear to God that there are many people here in the North that can perform better than him.”

Posted 15/06/2018 08:10:41 AM

 

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