Northern Christian Youths Condemn Video Clips Calling For Wike’s Removal

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Governor Nyesom Wike
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Denounces Religious Incitement

The Northern Christian Youth Network () has issued a stern warning against those fanning the flames of religious discord in Nigeria.

This call to unity comes in response to divisive statements directed at former Rivers State Governor, , who now serves as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

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Addressing the press in Kaduna on Monday, the National President of NCYN, Comrade Abdulsalam John Tanko, expressed concern over the rise of hateful rhetoric and divisive narratives targeting individuals based on religious differences.

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He particularly pointed to a viral video where prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, referred to Wike as a detractor of Northern Nigeria and an infidel.

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Tanko decried the acceptance of such hate speech and called for vigilance in preventing the rekindling of religious crises that have been dormant for some time.

He emphasized that unity and cooperation among all regions are vital for Nigeria’s progress.

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He firmly rejected attempts to smear the reputation of Wike and based on religious affiliation rather than competency.

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He reminded that political appointments should be made on merit, not sectarianism.

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The NCYN leader urged President Tinubu to stand firm against this form of manipulation and continue the balanced distribution of political positions.

He also advised Wike to remain resolute and not allow divisive statements to derail his efforts in repositioning the Federal Capital Territory.

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In a strong statement, Tanko asserted that Nigeria is home to Christians, Muslims, and traditionalists alike. He called for the arrest of individuals if necessary to maintain peace and unity in .

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The NCYN appealed to the media to uphold its responsibility in disseminating factual information and preserving its role as the Fourth Estate of the Realm.

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They emphasized the importance of condemning bigotry and zealotry in the strongest terms.

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