Tinubu, Wike: "Gumi Spoke Out of Lack", Yoruba Elders, CAN Tackle Kaduna Islamic Cleric

Tinubu, Wike: "Gumi Spoke Out of Lack", Yoruba Elders, CAN Tackle Kaduna Islamic Cleric

  • Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has again been condemned over his outburst against President Bola Tinubu and FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike
  • Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, the chairman of CAN in Oyo State, said the Islamic cleric always messed up with the freedom of speech and wondered why he had never been arrested
  • Oladipo Oyewole, the secretary-general of the Yoruba Council of Elders, said Gumi spoke out of lack of information while recalling how the military truncated the growing regional government

Ibadan, Oyo - The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) have condemned the Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, over his comment against President Bola Tinubu and Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Gumi, in a broadcast on his Facebook page, alleged that the security of the country would be undermined if left in the hands of a Southerner and that a Southern Christian should not have occupied the office of the FCT minister, The Guardian reported.

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Oladipo Oyewole and Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, the secretary-general of the Yoruba elders and CAN chairman of the Oyo state chapter, in a separate statement, tackled the Islamic comment over his inciting statement.

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Akinyemiju said Gumi has continued to abuse the privilege of the freedom of speech, adding that the Islamic cleric was fond of "messing up the sensibilities of both successive governments in Nigeria and Nigerians."

The Christian leader wondered why Gumi had never been invited for questioning despite many incendiary comments from him.

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On his part, Oyewole said:

"I have tapped into the ranting of the highly controversial Islamic scholar, Gumi. Gumi spoke out of lack of information and knowledge."

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He further explained that political leaders respected and tolerated each other before the 1966 coup in the country, adding that Gumi was wrong in his assertion because history showed how poor management and fear made some people to kill regional government that gave room for growth.

"Civil servant can't have N5m for housing": Tinubu speaks on EFCC activities

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has commented on how the EFCC would operate under his administration and how corruption would be tackled.

Tinubu, at the Nigerian Economic Summit on Monday, wondered how a civil servant would have close to N3-N5m to get housing without corruption; thus, he said mortgage banks would be introduced.

In his address, the president also expressed commitment to review the salaries and remuneration of judges and judicial workers, adding that change and plan were sacrosanct.

Source: Legit.ng

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