Gumi Criticizes Politicians For Displaying Opulence At Buhari’s Son’s Wedding Afenifere urged the Federal Government yesterday to reject all forms of nepotism, confront insecurity, and restructure the country to prevent Nigeria from devolving into a dictatorial and tyrannical state.
Afenifere stated this in a statement issued yesterday by its acting Leader and National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and Comrade Jare Ajayi, Afenifere, stating that the FG’s actions and pronouncements allowed for its conclusion.
The Yoruba socio-political group maintained that the President’s dictatorial tendencies could be seen in his insistence on re-opening grazing routes and establishing ranches in the country despite the fact that the majority of opinions across the country are against open grazing.
It regretted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had taken measures that were completely against the interests of the people on several occasions.
“Contrary to the promises made during the President’s and his party’s electoral campaigns, the prices of commodities and services have skyrocketed, while social service delivery and infrastructure have continued to deteriorate. The worst aspect of all is the country’s current level of insecurity.”
The group observed that never before in Nigerian history had life been so cheap and living so precarious as it was now.
“Unfortunately, those who should act are expressing their helplessness, as exemplified by Katsina State Governor Bello Masari’s call on the people of the state to find a way to secure themselves against bandits who have literally taken control in many parts of the state.”
Afenifere stated that rather than confronting challenges that directly affect the people, the FG preferred to focus on less impactful issues such as regulating the media, going after those who peacefully express their displeasure with what is going on in the country, and focusing on where and how cows are to be grazed.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, an Islamic Scholar, has chastised politicians for displaying opulence in the midst of destitution during the wedding ceremony of Buhari’s son, Yusuf, in Kano.
Gumi stated, “Some people are held captive in the bush and in cities.” Hunger can be found anywhere. People are dealing with a variety of issues, but politicians spent public funds on private jets.”
However, the cleric bemoaned how politicians had corrupted the clergy, claiming that religious leaders had become politically subservient.
“The clerics have been spoiled by politicians. Atrocities are taking place in the country, but no one is speaking out.”