A former Senator from Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has reacted over Bola Tinubu’s comment that Supreme Council for Shari’a should create political departments in Nigeria, stressing that it would be a dangerous development for the country.
You will recalled that the presidential candidate under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Annual National Conference and Pre-Ramadan Meeting of the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Osogbo yesterday, had urged the Council to create politcal departments that could aid the political sensitization of Muslim voters in Nigeria as 2023 election approaches.
Reacting to this development via a tweet on Sunday, the Sen. warned that Nigeria is a complex country with diverse religions, adding that any move towards the creation of politcal departments in religious groups would render the country theocratic.
He wrote: “Once our religious groups in the North begin to set up politcal departments, it is not just going to ‘a department’ like in the RCCG, it is going to be a breeding unit for fanatical religiously crafted political ideas in pursuit of theocratic state. Let the sleeping lion lie.”