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The Supreme Council For Sharia In Nigeria has withdrawn its support for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government. In a two-day congress in Abuja, the president of the Supreme Council For Sharia In Nigeria, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyatullah, has expressed their disappointment at the present performance of the Nigerian presidential elects for falling short of expectations.
He had disclosed in the meeting that he regretted voting the Muslim-Muslim ticket because the president, who he and his vice are both Muslims, have relegated the Muslims in the country. The meeting in Abuja, where this concern was aired, was set up to discuss the aftermath of the 2023 presidential election. According to the Sheikh, he revealed that the Muslim-Muslim ticket that was used to secure the votes of Muslims in the country has not brought any improvement to their lives and Nigerians as a whole.
Hadiyyatullah said that one of the many reasons Nigerians supported the same faith ticket was to see how it could engender development to the country, adding however that nothing has been achieved for the past seven months. Despite the public outcry against the Muslim-Muslim ticket, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Council (APC) was still able to defeat his two major contenders who adopted a Muslim-Christian ticket: Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Hadiyyatullah said the reason many Nigerians supported the same faith ticket was to see how it could engender development to the country, adding however that nothing has been achieved for the past seven months.
He said, “The Nigeria of today is too bad. What we are buying at N200 before is N2000 now. We have scarcity of Naira and unemployment is escalating. Nigerians are not enjoying the new government at all. I don’t want to go personal but the Sharia Council helped the Muslim-Muslim ticket to be successful. We campaigned and supported this government until it came to power, but we are suffering.
“Some of the Ministers are siphoning and looting the treasury. I don’t want to mention any name but we have all seen and read it. Nigerians have been suffering since the last seven months when this government came to power. We are not making any progress. The reason for the Muslim-Muslim ticket was to progress, triumph, succeed and to have a good government but we didn’t have anything.”
“See how Nigerians are suffering. No money. No progress. We have not enjoyed anything since seven months of this government. We are sympathetic with this government but the way forward is for some of these Ministers to go home and rest and we will find other people who will be honest with themselves and the country, those who are there to work not to loot the country.”
The cleric advised Ministers who are not ready to work for the good of the nation to resign and allow honest Nigerians take their place.
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