“I stand by my call, Buhari should resign” – Gumi Insisted
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Fearless Islamic scholar, Shiekh Ahmad Gumi, has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign, alleging that his government has failed.
He also said that he stands by his calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to alleged failure of his government.
Shiekh Gumi, a renowned Islamic cleric, particularly in Northern region, who stated this at the closing of Ramadan Lecture for 2018, at Sheikh Sanusi Khalil Mosque at Rigachikun, Kaduna, Thursday evening, said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria as speculated.
Gumi was responding to rumours making rounds that he was critical of the government of the All Progressives Congress, APC, because of his sympathy for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The rumours intensified seen from a picture he took with two PDP leaders and strident criticism of the administration of President Buhari.
However, Gumi, the cleric on Thursday said his criticisms are based on his quest for justice in Nigeria.
Reacting on his picture sitting between former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and former Kaduna State governor, Ramalan Yero, the cleric argued that the shot was taken at a public event, years ago.
“There was a picture that was snapped at a mosque in Rigachikun. When I was invited to attend a wedding fatiha, on arrival I met him (Mr Yero) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, at the mosque.
“Then he (Atiku) was still in APC as a member and contested against President Buhari at the primaries, while Yero was then in PDP as a governor in the state.
“I was asked to sit in their middle; so, I did. Now, the picture is in circulation that I am a PDP member, that PDP paid me to work for them.”
Mr Gumi said he does not look at any Muslim as a PDP or APC member, saying, “Rather, I see him as my Muslim brother. If he does justice, I’m with him, whoever.”