By Abdul Isah. The Coalition and council of Ulama and Islamic organizations’ in Kano State has distanced itself from an announcement of purported impeachment of Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil as the State Chairman of the Council of Ulama, the highest religious body in the state.
In a statement made available to solacebase on Tuesday, the Council’s Secretary, Dr Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa, opined that the coalition was not involved in the decision that led to the purported ouster of Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, hence it is not in support of the move.
The statement further said that the council has always sought to ensure peace and unity among the faithful of the Islamic religion, warning that such decisions are liable to truncating such good intentions.
It could be recall that some Muslim sects including Izala, Tijjaniyya and Kadiriyya, purportedly impeached Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil on Monday for allegedly politicizing religious affairs and criticizing Governor Ganduje’s administration over his alleged ambition to join governorship race.
The statement further added that Islamic scholars that appended their signatures on the disclaimer include Professor Musa Muhammad Borodo, Khalifa Kariballah Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdallah, Professor Mohammad Babangida Mohammad, Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar, Imam Nasiru Mohammad Adam and Dr. Bashir Mu’azzam mai Bushira.
Solacebase reports that Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil was impeached by what appeared to be a faction of the council led by Ustaz Saifullah Adam Assudani, on Monday.
Dr. Dukawa charged Kano residents to continue prioritizing the peace being enjoyed in the state as well as shun anything that is likely to put a dent on such effort.
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