By Mo Isa
During the 2023 presidential election, the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, SCSN campaigned rigorously for the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Muslim-Muslim.
Today, the council is living in road regrets, saying it has brought more suffering instead of positive change to Nigerians.
This was revealed by the President of SCSN, Sheikh AbdulRasheed Hadiyyatullah in an interview with journalists during a National Conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Islamic cleric said despite the enormous support received by the President during the election, Nigerians have not enjoyed dividends of democracy since he came to power.
His words: “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.”
Sheikh Hadiyyatullah further stated that: “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.”
Recall that despite the national outcry, especially from Christians in 2023, President Bola Tinubu, who was the APC presidential candidate, opted for a Muslim-Muslim ticket when he picked Kashim Shettima as his running mate.