Governor Nyesom Wike suffered yet another blowback from The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria, over the alleged demolition of a mosque at Rainbow Junction in Trans Amadi.
Though the Rivers State Governor has vehemently denied the alleged demolition, the Shari’ah council however joined the long list of those that have countered his denial.
Insisting that adopting a similar “intolerant and irresponsible” action will lead to chaos across the country, secretary-general of the council Nafiu Baba-Ahmed called on all relevant executives, legislative organs of the Federal Government to nip the “unwholesome development” before it escalates into an avoidable reciprocation.
“While we condemn Wike’s desperate wickedness, we also call on all relevant executive, legislative organs of the Federal Government to nip this unnecessary and unwholesome development before it escalates into an avoidable reciprocation, with obvious unpredictable negative consequences,” he said.
He said what makes Nigeria great is its pluralism and diversity, adding that a recent survey on the number of churches in the country, showed that “there are more churches in Kano city alone than in Bayelsa State and the number of churches in Sokoto out number those in Ebonyi State.”
“So, If we adopt similar intolerant and irresponsible action by Governor Wike, only God knows what the negative consequence would be for peace and continued corporate existence of the country,” he said.
“Islam means peace and total submission to the will of Allah, so it is because of that you have in the city of the Caliphate more churches than in the whole Bayelsa state.
“Clearly he got carried away by the recent declaration of Rivers as a Christian state, therefore, he is trying to show his intolerance of Muslims.”
He also urged Governor Nyesom Wike to reinstate the title for the land and also compensate the muslim worshippers over the alleged demolition.