On Tuesday, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, an agitator for the Yoruba nation, claimed that Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric, had recently expressed disapproval of President Bola Tinubu’s appointment of certain Christians to key positions. Gumi claimed that this was done in order to preserve his negotiation contract with bandits during the current administration.
According to reports, a few days ago, Gumi blasted Tinubu during one of his sermons for designating Southern Christians to important positions. He also vowed to make sure Tinubu would not win reelection to a second term in government.
The cleric further charged that the President was merely exploiting the North to gain the presidency in order to carry out his objective to deal with and severely diminish the political power of the North.
However, Adeyemo cautioned Gumi to stop “fanning the ember of disunity” in Nigeria with his provocative remarks, which he stated are capable of producing disaffection among the populace, in a personally signed statement made in Ibadan, Oyo State.
We are aware of Gumi’s background and his antics, Igboho remarked. People like him ought to have been outlining their roles to the security services regarding the smoldering insurrection in the northern regions of the nation before to Tinubu’s arrival. Even if we keep pushing for social justice, we cannot stand by and let Gumi stir up controversy with his reckless, harmful, and provocative remarks made during his sermons. Nigeria’s security, as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution, cannot be misused by anyone, regardless of status.
“While we do not support the Federal Government, we are nevertheless important players in Nigeria’s endeavor, thus, we must speak reason and decency into the ears of anyone displaying even the slightest hint of a religious fanatical bent.
“Everyone must refrain from any action that sows suspicion, mistrust, and unnecessary strife among Nigerians if peace is to reign supreme.”
He warned that no one should exploit Tinubu’s selection of his ministers and their actions as a ruse to demand accountability or issue a subdued threat in order to obtain the responsibility of engaging in negotiations with bandits and terrorists, as Gumi did during President Muhammadu Buhari’s previous administration.