Sheikh Gumi: APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket deceit, unnecessary
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a famous Islamic scholar based in Kaduna, has referred to the Muslim-Muslim ticket put out by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections as a fraud and stated that Nigeria needs a seasoned leader who can bring the country together.
Gumi, who discussed the next general election and the state of the country in an interview, said that Nigeria needs an experienced politician to lead it in the upcoming elections rather than a beginner.
However, he asked Nigerians to unite and abandon ethno-religious politics in the twenty-first century because all the parties have challenges.
Speaking further, he said the Muslim-Muslim ticket was unnecessary because it has nothing to do with religion, adding that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a good administrator.
Commenting on Tinubu’s claims that it’s his turn to become Nigeria’s president, the cleric said, “It is not proper for him to say it is his turn. There is no question about saying it is my turn. Don’t say it is my turn.
“He is a good administrator, he can do it. The Muslim-Muslim ticket is unnecessary. We all know. All these politicians are looking for votes. The Muslim-Muslim ticket is not about religion.
“Whether it will work or not, I don’t want to prophesy, but there are a lot of hurdles. In fact, all political parties have hurdles. Muslim-Muslim ticket is going to be a laboratory test for others to emulate or not,” he said.
On Peter Obi, Gumi said he needs to reach out to other segments of Nigerians, adding that he has to be all over the place, and not leave politics to a region.
Gumi warned that if an inexperienced politician is voted into power, he will find it difficult to assemble the best brains within a possible time framework to set the nation working progressively.
He noted that it took President Muhammadu Buhari over six months to appoint Ministers and government officials because he (Buhari) was an inexperienced politician.