Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque in Abuja, Shiekh Nuru Khalid, has spoken out about his suspension.
Sheikh Khalid was suspended after delivering a sermon about insecurity on Friday.
In his lecture, the Sheik chastised the administration for failing to control the country’s rising insecurity and deaths.
If the authorities fail to protect life, the imam suggested that the electorate design some solutions.
“The Nigerian masses should resort to only one term,” he stated, “defend our lives, and we will come out to vote; let us be slaughtered, and we will not come out to vote, because elections are all you people know.”
After that, the Sheik was suspended by the mosque committee.
Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau, the committee’s Chairman, defended the conduct, accusing the Sheik of provoking public discontent.
“I am alerting you that you have been suspended from leading prayers in the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque until further notice, effective today, April 2nd, 2022.”
“The judgment was based on your incendiary Friday sermon on April 1st, 2022, in which you recommended people not to vote in the general elections of 2023 until politicians responded to some key questions.
Dansadu wrote to Sheikh Khalid, “You should have counseled them to vote out those who disobey the Almighty and breach people’s social contracts as well as the state.”
The Sheik, though, said he was unconcerned on Sunday, adding that he learned of his suspension via the media.
He resolved to keep expressing the truth, challenging those who thought his lecture was inciting to provide proof.
“God is the most powerful,” he added. He bestows (enthrones) and takes away (dethrones) power on anyone He pleases.”
“Oh, my God!” You give sovereignty to whom you please and seize sovereignty from whom you please, you honour whom you choose and abase whom you please, all good is in your hands, certainly you have control over all things,” says the ruler of sovereignty.
The Sheik stated that whatever God decides for him and Nigerians, he will accept.