An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, says dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II, has suggested that traditional institution is ‘archaic and overdue’.
Gumi scolded the deposed emir for being hypocritical, saying Sanusi rode Rolls Royce when many people languished in abject poverty.
The cleric made this known while speaking on issues bordering on Nigerian politics, insecurity and restructuring.
He said Sanusi, a former CBN governor, “was not just vocal, he is vocal in telling half the truth because he will say something and do something different.”
According to him,” They should just abolish the system. It is archaic and long overdue. Look at the way Governor Nyesom Wike addressed the traditional rulers in his state.
“They are all thrash. Traditional rulership is now an appendix in the body that needs to be removed. (on Emir Sanusi) what I can add to him is that you couldn’t have been happy also riding a Rolls Royce when your citizens live in abject poverty.
“Emir Sanusi should not have been displaying opulence in the midst of his poor subjects and be making the noise he made.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that Popular Islamic scholar, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi, said enlistment into the Nigerian Army is now for the highest bidder.
Gumi stated this while reacting to the challenges preventing the nation from completely wiping out Boko Haram insurgency.
Gumi, who resigned as a Captain in the Army’s Medical Corps in 1986, however, praised Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for bringing modest improvements to the Army.
He said: “We are now facing a serious problem and we should not be sensational, but intellectual in our approach. We should be intellectually focused so the nation will know where we are. It is not about politics. It is a big problem, but can we face it? Yes, we can face it, but we need to put the right people. It should not be politicized.”