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I Warned Buhari Against Taking Over From Jonathan In 2015 – Sheikh Gumi

Posted by on July 7th, 2018



A fiery Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi
has revealed how he warned President
Muhammadu Buhari against taking over
governance from the immediate past
President Goodluck Jonathan.
Gumi said he told Buhari that he was coming
to make things worse for Nigerians due to the
situation on the ground when he won the
The cleric said his criticism of the President
was done in the interest of Nigerians.
Speaking with Punch, Gumi noted that things
were worse now under the Buhari
administration than it was during the past
According to him, “Our criticism of Buhari is
not about being a northerner or a Muslim. It
has to do with what is in the best interest of
Nigerians. A leader is like a blind man. People
on the ground or on the field could see what
he cannot see.
“Preachers of religions who are apolitical are
the ones that are the eyes, telling the
leadership what to do or where things are
going wrong.
“We are like the press too, we are supposed
to be neutral in our presentation of facts.
Once things are not going on as they should
be, it is our duty to come out to explain to
the people and the government what is wrong
and also proffer solutions.
“Even before Buhari came, I was one of the
few people that advised him that the Nigerian
situation at the end of Jonathan’s regime was
not the best for him. He was going to make
things worse, not better.
“If you are bringing in a patient who has
broken all his limbs to the hospital, the doctor
will be concerned about whether his blood is
circulating and not about his broken bones.
“The doctor will not be looking at the
protruding bones but those standing by will be
looking and wondering why the doctor is not
concerned about the bones.
“The doctor is concerned about how to save
the life of the patient. That is how Nigeria is.
When you are concerned and obsessed with
what can be fixed later, you are rather killing
Nigeria. That is what I see in the


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