the Kaduna-based Islamic scholar made the call during a sermon ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Controversial Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has called on Nigerians to vote for presidential candidates that will not fight bandit terrorists in the 2023 presidential election.
The Kaduna-based Islamic scholar made the call during a sermon.
Sheikh Gumi urged Nigerians to vote for leaders who would negotiate with bandits when elected into office.
While describing bandits as “our people,” Gumi said Nigeria’s next set of leaders should negotiate and give bandits what they want for peace to reign.
He said: “Don’t vote for those who will fight bandits. The fighters (bandits) are our people. So please vote for those who, after attaining power, will call and negotiate with our people (bandits) so as to give them what they want for peace to reign.”
The major candidates vying to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 include Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).