Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who is a former Minister of Aviation, has sent strong words of caution to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, against inciting religious and ethnic wars in Nigeria.
Fani-Kayode who currently holds the Sadaukin Shinkaffi and Wakilin Doka Potiskum, also called on the Federal Government to call Gumi to order over his comment, which he termed provocative and inciting.
In a two and a half pages article published in Sunday which was obtained by Africa Today News, New York, he lauded Northern elders for disowning Gumi over his threats.
The former Minister said: ‘Whichever way you view him, one thing is clear: Gumi is trying to ignite a religious and ethnic war in Nigeria and someone needs to call him to order before it is too late.’
He also commended the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, among others, for putting Gumi in his place.
National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Ken Robinson, in a statement, said it was unfortunate Gumi and his likes would stoke disunity at the time Nigeria is in dire need of peace.
He stressed that any Nigerian could be appointed as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), warning that the Muslim cleric should stop being a promoter of hatred.
The article came after Gumi sparked widespread outrage in a sermon he delivered at a mosque in Kaduna where he reportedly declared that Southerners and Christians cannot be trusted with the nation’s security.
Gumi was reported to have said in the sermon that President Bola Tinubu would not be allowed to remain in power for the next four years if he failed to meet specific demands.
He was also said to have accused the President of planning to turn Abuja into Tel Aviv (Israeli capital) where Muslims would be targeted and killed because the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, received the Israeli Ambassador in his office.