As reactions continue to trail the outcome of June 8th special convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), some Islamic clerics from the north have condemned the role played by governors from the region, describing their conduct as a betrayal of the people.
The clerics in separate video messages circulating on social media, bared their minds while addressing faithfuls in mosques.
The clerics even placed curses on the governors concerned, urging the people of the region not to vote for anyone not medically and morally fit to occupy the coveted position.
In one of the videos, a Laduna based cleric, Sheik Ibrahim Aliyu said, “We want all northern governors to know that they have sold the mandate of their people and they have betrayed the entire northern community. And we want them to know that just like traders who display their wares in the market and sell to buyers, they have sold their people in exchange for money.”
Continuing, the cleric noted that “we want them to know that the way they sold their people like goods in the market for the highest bidder, that is how Allah will humiliate them in this world and in the life after.”
Another cleric, Sheik Bello Yabo, in a separate video, said the north will not vote for another sick leader in 2023.
He reminded his faithful of the experiences over the past few years, saying “everyone has witnessed the consequence of voting in a sick leader, we must cast our votes only for a strong and healthy person to occupy the office of the President.”
He said: “now my people, let us not allow anyone deceive and drag us back. We cannot afford to vote for someone who will take us back to our past experiences.”
In the same vein, another cleric condemned the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the APC flag bearer, noting that he is not competent to lead Nigeria anywhere at home and abroad.
He said “they call him Jagaban, meaning the one that leads from the front but where is the Frontline leader here? We want to see a leader who is strong and healthy to take the lead for others to follow, not this Jagaban that wobbles while walking with his hand shaking and cannot stand straight? Pls you people should change your reasoning.
“That is not the kind of leader that we are looking for. It is unfortunate he is the one they call Jagaban, our leader.”