The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has asked a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, to stop pitting adherents of the two major religions in the country against each other.
The council was reacting to an open letter written by Sheik Gumi to President Goodluck Jonathan urging him not to contest the 2015 general elections.
The cleric, who wrote a similar letter to former Head of State and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had explained that Jonathan’s victory in 2015 would set the country on another round of turmoil.
He wrote: “My fellow country man, it’s unfortunate that your stand on many issues have made you into a polarizing figure while the exalted office you occupy needs a nationalistic one. Surely with the Christian votes and northern PDP followers you can win another election but you will also set the nation into another turmoil because that segment of the nation that rejects you do so because they believe rightly or wrongly you are involved negatively in the Boko Haram Saga. The natural thing any good leader will do in this situation is to step down for a person all the segments of the nation will have confidence with for their well-being. A credible person that will not stir apprehension. The decision is not about your rights but about responsibility”.
However, in a statement on Sunday by the IYC’s spokesperson, Mr. Eric Omare, the youths said the allegations by Sheik Gumi against President Jonathan were baseless and unfounded.
The group said, “The IYC condemns the letter in its entirety. It is disappointing for such a letter to be written by a religious leader who ought to be an agent of stabilization in the country rather than acting as an agent of destabilization.
“Gumi’s letter is solely motivated by political reasons to satisfy his political interest and paymasters.
“It is a well-known fact that the Islamic religion is the most potent weapon used by northern politicians in mobilizing against Christians in the North which has resulted in the killing of thousands of innocent Nigerians”.
IYC said Gumi’s letter was deliberately written to prepare the ground for a massive attack on Christians in the Northern part of Nigeria, should President Jonathan be declared winner of the 2015 presidential election.
It also said the painful memories of the killing of thousands of innocent Northern Christians and southerners residing in the North in the aftermath of the 2011 presidential election was still very fresh in the mind of Nigerians.
IYC added, “Therefore, the group calls on the relevant security agencies to proactively investigate Sheik Gumi’s inciting letter and bring him to justice.
“It is totally unacceptable for some persons to hide under the umbrella of religion to promote their political interest and in the process waste the lives of innocent Nigerians”.
Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.
The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.
This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.
He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.
The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.
He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.
“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.
First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8
Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.
Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.
However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.
The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.
The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.
The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.
Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.
To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.
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