Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, an Islamic cleric, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is a victim of ignorant, senseless and unemployed supporters.
The Kaduna-based preacher said he wondered why people seem to be afraid of the president, who only had a team of illiterate fanatical followers.
Weighing on national issues, the popular muslim scholar, said the state of the country is now worse under the current administration.
“Why are people shivering because of him because he has a team of illiterate, fanatical followers? We can deal with them. They should not hold us to ransom. He is a victim of this ignorant, unemployed and senseless followership.
“When politicians see that, they become frightened. We won’t succumb to that. Let’s do what is right. Put the right Nigerians to lead us, if not, we will destroy ourselves. We cannot be victims to these rascals.
“When you try to correct the president, they come out in their millions trying to abuse you. They don’t even counteract your points with knowledge. If you think abusing us will deter us, you are making a mistake.
“The situation now is worse. The economy is worse. Feeding is a problem; medical care is a problem. There are problems everywhere. Nigeria is down. Nobody is secure. The honest people in government have pulled out”.
“There is problem with and in the government. We have absolute failure in government. People are dying, things are not good. We cannot continue this way,”
Gumi, a son of a former preacher, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, said he has not bothered to advice the president, owing to Buhari’s perception that he is surrounded by good advisers.
“He believes only his own circle are the good people. You cannot get across anything. He has castigated Nigerians in many fora and everybody knows that. He is somebody who always blames others; he does not take responsibility for anything,” he added.