Primate Ayodele has raised a serious alarm regarding the inflammatory statements made by Sheik Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar in Nigeria.
In a recent statement, Gumi openly criticized Nyesom Wike, describing him as a satanic figure and questioning the trustworthiness of Christians in matters of national security.
This controversial narrative has stirred concerns about its potential to disrupt religious harmony in Nigeria.
Sheik Gumi did not mince words in his condemnation of Nyesom Wike, insisting that a Muslim should replace him as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister.
Such rhetoric, as Primate Ayodele highlights, has the potential to sow seeds of discord and religious tension in the country.
It’s essential to examine the implications of these statements carefully.
Sheik Gumi’s call for Nyesom Wike’s immediate removal from office is a matter of concern.
Primate Ayodele emphasizes that Nyesom Wike’s actions, whether perceived as right or wrong, have far-reaching consequences for all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs.
Primate Ayodele expresses deep concern that Sheik Gumi’s divisive rhetoric could disrupt the peace Nigeria has long enjoyed regarding religious coexistence.
The Primate admonishes Gumi to refrain from targeting Christians and focus on his own religion, urging him to respect the principles of religious tolerance and harmony.
Nigeria has a history of religious diversity, and for the most part, it has managed to uphold a peaceful coexistence of different faiths.
Primate Ayodele underscores the importance of preserving this harmony and warns against any actions or words that could jeopardize it.
Primate Ayodele calls upon President Bola Tinubu to exercise caution and prudence when dealing with individuals like Sheik Gumi.
He even goes as far as to suggest that Gumi should be arrested and prosecuted, viewing him as a potential destabilizing force in Nigeria.
The Primate draws a chilling parallel between Sheik Gumi and the extremist group, the Taliban.
He contends that Gumi’s actions resemble those of the Taliban and suggests that a closer examination of Gumi’s motivations is warranted.