2023: We didn’t endorse Tinubu’s presidential ambition, says Kano Islamic leaders

2023: We didn’t endorse Tinubu’s presidential ambition, says Kano Islamic leaders

- Islamic clerics in Kano say media reports suggesting they have endorsed Bola Tinubu as Nigeria's next president is false

- The clerics say they are not politically inclined and do not endorse politicians for political positions

- Tinubu is said to be one of the leading politicians aspiring for the office of the president in 2023

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The council of ulamas in Kano has denied media reports that it endorsed the 2023 presidential election of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during his recent visit to the state.

Punch newspaper reports that the state council chairman, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, made the clarification while speaking to journalists on Sunday, December 6.

Khalil, who expressed surprise with the reports, said such a story could cause disaffection among the Islamic clerics as they have diverse political allegiance and views.

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2023: We didn’t endorse Tinubu’s presidential ambition, says Kano Islamic leaders
Tinubu is said to be interested in the 2023 presidential contest. Photo credit: @AsiwajuTinubu
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His words:

“It is funny for the media to now report that Ulamas in Kano endorsed Tinubu, some of the Ulamas are not even in support of APC, while some even in APC have their solidarity for others.”

Some Nigerians have been reacting to the comment of the Islamic clerics via social media.

Daniel Balogun wrote:

“Political correctness gets hit without diplomacy or window dressing.”

Comrade Jessie Ogwata wrote:

“Rigging Lagos elections made Tinubu an emperor but Lagos slaves will not give him access to Aso Rock in 2023. Never.”

Emma Obi wrote:

“Any youth that will support PDP or APC in any subsequent election is a slave and will suffer for 600 years. Stop collecting money from these evil politicians. Not after collecting change from them and voting them u will come out and be shouting #EndSARS.”

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Uriel Ezekiel wrote:

“I know that the northern leaders know more about Tinubu and they are ready to expose him, not just only denying him the presidential ticket.”

Obi Emmanuel wrote:

“Even if u endorse him, he will fail woefully. Either a youth take over or no election.”

Yahaya Abbas Aliyu wrote:

“I can cast my vote to any person coming from the southern part of Nigeria but never waste my precious time voting for drug addict and bloodthirsty demon man like Tinubu.
“The north would never forget Tinubu for the role he had played during conflicts between OPC and Hausa people dwelling in Lagos state.”

Recall that a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of those promoting a Tinubu presidency in 2023.

George also advised the former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande not to engage in a fruitless campaign of fulfilling Tinubu's dream of governing Nigeria.

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The PDP chieftain was reacting to the visit of some Tinubu's associates led by Chief Akande to President Buhari recently.

Meanwhile, some APC chieftains are already declaring interest in the Lagos state governorship position as an affront against Tinubu.

According to a recent media report, the swelling rank of disgruntled members of the party is already causing unease in the dynasty.

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