Controversial Video Emerges of Islamic Cleric’s Comments on Tinubu.
In a video that has recently gone viral, a prominent Islamic cleric has stirred controversy with his comments in the Hausa language regarding the choices made by voters in the succession of former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The cleric, whose name has not been disclosed, made alarming statements about those who supported the candidacy of Bola Tinubu, calling for them to be taken to a psychiatric ward.
The video, which has been widely shared on social media platforms, shows the cleric expressing his views on the voting patterns in Nigeria’s recent elections. He made a distinction between those who voted for President Buhari during his first and second terms and those who supported Bola Tinubu’s presidential bid.
The person that voted for Buhari the first time made a mistake,” the cleric stated. “The one who voted for him the second time did so deliberately. But the one who voted for the person who succeeded Buhari is mad and needs to be taken to the psychiatric ward.”
These remarks have sparked a heated debate across the country, with various groups and individuals condemning the cleric’s comments as divisive and inflammatory. Political analysts and commentators have also weighed in, emphasizing the importance of respectful and constructive political discourse.
Nigeria, a diverse and multi-ethnic nation, has a long history of passionate political engagement. However, these comments highlight the need for responsible and respectful dialogue in the country’s political landscape, especially as the 2023 elections draw nearer.
Leaders from various religious and political backgrounds have called for tolerance and understanding among Nigerians, emphasizing the importance of unity in a country facing numerous challenges, including security concerns, economic issues, and social disparities.
Watch the video here
The person that voted Buhari the first time made a mistake The one who voted him the second time did so deliberately The one who voted for the person who succeeded Buhari is mad and needs to be taken to the Psychiatric Ward . Na mallam talk am o🤔💭🙆🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/nPdBIczTwA
— B.V.Toray (Only Peter Obi/Datti Ahmed Can do it) (@vince81viny) September 28, 2023
It remains to be seen how this controversy will impact public opinion and discussions surrounding the upcoming elections. As the nation prepares for another crucial political transition, it is essential for all citizens to engage in dialogue that fosters unity and progress, rather than division and animosity.