The pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has taken a swipe against an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over an inciting statement he made againat the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike and christains in Nigeria.
A statement signed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a well-known associate of bandits, has once again demonstrated his cowardice by attacking Minister Nyesom Wike’s intentions to invite Israel to handle the security challenges in Abuja.
According to him, his remarks are not only baseless but also dangerous to the unity and stability of our great nation.
The statement reads, ” His desperate attempt to prevent the unveiling of the true source of insecurity in Abuja and Northern states reeks of fear toward the Federal Government and its representatives.
“Gumi’s threat against President Bola Tinubu to remove Minister Wike is nothing short of laughable and serves as a clear indication that Israeli intelligence will expose those who are covertly promoting violence and terrorism in Abuja and the North.
“Furthermore, Gumi’s outrageous labeling of Minister Wike as “satanic and devilish” for his tireless efforts to bring an end to the insecurity challenges demonstrates that Sheikh Gumi should be regarded as an enemy of the state.
“Such derogatory remarks aimed at discrediting a dedicated public servant who is resolute in his commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of Nigerians cannot be tolerated.
“Gumi’s audacious statement, calling for Christians not to be entrusted with security matters, is a dangerous declaration of religious war against Christians. We categorically denounce this divisive rhetoric, as it undermines the principles of religious freedom and inclusivity that our great nation stands for. Nigeria is a multicultural society where every citizen, regardless of their religious affiliation, deserves equal rights and opportunities.
“We take this opportunity to applaud President Bola Tinubu for his courageous appointment of a Southerner and Christian, Nyesom Wike, as the FCT Minister. Minister Wike is a national asset and a strong pillar of this administration, whose commitment to the welfare of Nigerians is evident in his exemplary track record.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on the relevant authorities to take immediate action against Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for his treasonous offenses. We demand his arrest and prosecution, as his provocative statements pose a grave threat to national security and social cohesion. Nigeria cannot afford to condone or tolerate individuals who incite violence and perpetuate hatred in our society.
“We firmly believe that President Bola Tinubu will secure victory in future elections with the support of leaders like Nyesom Wike. Their collaboration represents the unity and progress that Nigeria needs to overcome its challenges and build a prosperous future for all its citizens”, he stated.