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Sharia Council regrets supporting Muslim-Muslim ticket, criticises Tinubu’s gov’t



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The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) has discontinued its support for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu‘s administration.

SCSN also expressed regret for backing the Muslim-Muslim ticket and said Tinubu had disappointed the country’s Muslims.

The Council said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a two-day congress to discuss the aftermath of the 2023 presidential election.

Nafiu Baba Ahmed, the Council’s Sec, told reporters that the conference allowed intellectuals and representatives from other sects to express their concerns about the 2023 presidential election.

“We were in the vanguard of mobilising scholars, various sects and Islamic groups to bring this government to power. But the scholars and various groups feel neglected, accusing the government of turning its back on Muslims, despite voting in the Muslim-Muslim ticket,” he said.

He added that the conference gave Muslims the opportunity to freely express themselves upon realising that the Tinubu administration had failed to fulfil the promises made to secure the majority of the Muslim votes.

He added, “We’re bitterly disappointed because we gave our all to bring this government on board, but they’re paying us back this way. Is this the kind of reward we bargained for?

“They have elevated opponents of the Muslim-Muslim ticket to mock us; in the same manner, they’re frustrating everything that will advance the cause of Islam or anything that is promoting the interest of Muslims.

“We’ve truly regretted that we voted in this government. We’ve looked the president in his face and told him that he has disappointed us, Muslims.”


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