The Chidi Ibeh-led faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has accused Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmed Gumi of inciting religious conflict in the country with recent controversial remarks about Christians and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike.
Gumi’s recent statement, wherein he criticized Wike for his engagement with the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria and purported plans to collaborate with Israel on security matters in Abuja, has drawn significant ire from the Ohanaeze faction.
In response, Ohanaeze, through its Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, issued a statement on Saturday denouncing Gumi’s divisive rhetoric. The faction expressed concerns that Gumi’s words undermine the fundamental principles of religious freedom and inclusivity, essential for the nation’s unity and stability.
Ohanaeze Condemns Gumi for Alleged Threat to National Security
Isiguzoro further called for the relevant authorities to take action against Gumi, asserting that the cleric’s statement poses a significant threat to national security and societal harmony. He emphasized that every Nigerian, irrespective of religious affiliation, is entitled to equal rights and opportunities.
Additionally, Isiguzoro commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing Nyesom Wike, a Christian, as the Minister of the FCT. According to Ohanaeze, this collaboration signifies the unity and progress required to surmount the nation’s challenges and establish a prosperous future for all citizens.
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