Kaduna-based Muslim cleric, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed supporters of the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the February 2023 presidential election.
In his now-viral sermon, he described them as “hypocrites”.
He queried in the Hausa language, “Where are those that worked for the Muslim-Muslim ticket? Hypocrites and worthless people.
“Abuja is becoming an extension of Tel Aviv and security is the bastion of the people. Have you not heard the silence? They know what they are doing.
“One Miyetti Allah leader came and told me that if they come to me with a proposal of negotiation with bandits, I should not be part of it, that I should leave it alone.”
He also accused the Tinubu-led administration of “hijacking” the economic power centers of the country, insisting that it would not remain so for eight years.
Gumi, who did not mention the President by name, fumed, “All means of money and economic power have been hijacked by them; they are planning to deceive us for four years and get eight years. They will not, Insha Allah.”
He alleged that while persons of northern origins remain figureheads in the Defence Ministry, southerners remain mainly in control of the military.
“It is a decoy. Muslims are the heads of the Ministry of Defence; of what significance is it?
“The real people in charge of Command and Control, those holding the guns and shooting, are we the ones?
“We are not the ones; they are playing us. There is an agenda,” he roared.
Gumi also attacked the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, whom he labelled as “satanic” for consorting with the Israeli government to improve the security situation of the FCT.
He reasoned, “The Minister of the FCT is a satanic person; I said it before when he was appointed and some people were grumbling.
“He has gone and brought the Israeli Ambassador, that’s what someone sent and I am yet to watch it. I am not sure. But what is confirmed is he said they will collaborate with the Israelis on Abuja’s security issues.
“Abuja will now become like Tel Aviv and when they see anyone with a beard like us, they will say it is Bin Laden; go and kill him.”
Still arguing that the economic engine had been hijacked, the Mufti of the Kaduna Central mosque told his listeners, “I want to tell you, there is no way Northerners doing their legitimate business will get one billion naira. Our rich people cannot get anything except those they trust.
“They only trust them because they are doing what they want. Anyone whose loyalty they are not sure of will crush him in a few months.
“They will only come during elections like it is done to spread grains to chickens. If they spread grains to chickens, that’s all. Giving spaghetti to people is the solution; this spaghetti issue is a big deal. We are being cheated in this country and a real mess.”
When reached for comments, the Presidency declined to respond to Gumi’s accusations, dismissing them as gibberish.