Muslim-Muslim Ticket Hasn’t Brought Positive Change, Says Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria
“We campaigned and supported this government until it came to power, but we are suffering.”
The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) on Tuesday provoked a fresh controversy on the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election, which, it said, has fallen short of expectations.
According to the organization, the same faith ticket adopted by President Bola Tinubu to emerge victorious in the last general election has not brought any positive changes to the lives of Nigerians.
The President of SCSN, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyyatullah, gave the verdict in an interview with journalists during a National Conference which held Abuja with the theme, “Matters Arising From 2023 Election and Associated Socio-Economic Challenges.”
He said despite the enormous support received by the President during the election, Nigerians have not enjoyed dividends of democracy since he came to power.
Hadiyyatullah said the reason many Nigerians supported the same faith ticket was to see how it could engender development to the country, adding however that nothing has been achieved for the past seven months.
He said, “The Nigeria of today is too bad. What we are buying at N200 before is N2000 now. We have 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.