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We campaigned for Muslim-Muslim ticket, yet we’re suffering — Sharia Group


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The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) has said that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) it supported during the 2023 presidential election has fallen short of expectations.

The President of SCSN, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyyatullah, said this in an interview with newsmen during a National Conference which held in Abuja.

The Islamic cleric said despite the enormous support received by the President during the election, Nigerians have not enjoyed dividends of democracy since he came to power.

“The Nigeria of today is too bad. What we are buying at N200 before is N2000 now. We have a scarcity of Naira and unemployment is escalating. Nigerians are not enjoying the new government at all. I don’t want to go personal but the Sharia Council helped the Muslim-Muslim ticket to be successful. We campaigned and supported this government until it came to power, but we are suffering.

“Some of the Ministers are siphoning and looting the treasury. I don’t want to mention any name but we have all seen and read it. Nigerians have been suffering since the last seven months when this government came to power.

“We are not making any progress. The reason for the Muslim-Muslim ticket was to progress, triumph, succeed and to have a good government but we didn’t have anything.”

Speaking further, he said, “See how Nigerians are suffering. No money. No progress. We have not enjoyed anything since seven months of this government. We are sympathetic with this government but the way forward is for some of these Ministers to go home and rest and we will find other people who will be honest with themselves and the country, those who are there to work not to loot the country.”

President Tinubu who was the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, adopted the Muslim-Muslim ticket when he picked Kashim Shettima as his running mate, despite the national outcry, especially from Christian faithful.


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