A socio-political group, the Niger Delta Congress (NDC) has called on security agencies to stop Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over religious comments.
CONVERSEER earlier reported that Sheikh Gumi in a 14-minute broadcast shared on his Facebook page said Christians are infidels and should not be trusted with Nigeria’s security.
The cleric also waded on Minister of FCT, Barr. Nyesom Wike, calling him a satan. READ THE STORY HERE.
Reacting to Gumi’s statement, NDC said Gumi should not be allowed to run amok following his history of inciting religious comments.
The statement which was signed by Mudiaga Ogboru, National Spokesperson of NDC on Friday (20 Oct. 2023), condemned Gumi’s verbal attack on Wike, calling for his containment.
“The attention of the Niger Delta Congress has been drawn to the recent negative broadcast by Sheikh Gumi against the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, the contents of which are of grave concern to us.
“We find it incredulous that ethnoreligious extremists and terrorist sympathisers like Sheikh Gumi have been allowed by Nigeria’s security agencies to run amok and continue to push extremist views targeted at people of South-South extraction of Nigeria without caution.
“The recent utterances and subtle threats from these ethnoreligious bigots aimed at Minister Nyesom Wike since his appointment to head the FCT Ministry must not be brushed under the carpet.
“We would like to state unequivocally that Nyesom Wike just like every other Nigerian has the right to head any Ministry, including the FCT which was built from scratch with resources from the Niger Delta region where Mr Wike is from.
“While the Niger Delta Congress (NDC) takes what has now amounted to a threat of life against Nyesom Wike and other southerners seriously, we call on the security agencies to as a matter of urgency reign in Sheikh Gumi and others like him who feel they are untouchable and continue to incite violence against Southerners.
“Failure to do so will indeed prove that they are untouchable and will set the tone for how the different constituent parts of Nigeria, most especially the Niger Delta region, will respond to these excesses going forward,” the statement read.
NDC RESPONDS TO THE RECENT THREATHS AGAINST MINISTER NYESOM WIKE AND SOUTHERNERS BY SHEIKH GUMI AND OTHERS
Our Ref: NDC/PS/014/2023
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— Niger Delta Congress (@ND_Congress) October 20, 2023