The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN) has criticized the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election, stating that it has not brought positive changes to Nigerians.
The organization, which supported the same-faith ticket in the last general elections, expressed disappointment in the lack of development and progress under President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
Despite enormous support during the election, the SCSN claims that Nigerians have not enjoyed dividends of democracy in the past seven months.
The organization also called for the resignation of ministers not working for the good of the nation.
The President of SCSN, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Hadiyyatullah, gave the verdict in an interview with journalists during a National Conference held in Abuja with the theme, “Matters Arising From 2023 Election and Associated Socio-Economic Challenges.”
Hadiyyatullah said many Nigerians supported the same faith ticket to see how it could engender development in the country, adding that it has yet to be achieved for the past seven months.
His words, “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 names, but we have all seen and read it. Nigerians have been suffering since the last seven months when this government came to power.
“We are not making any progress. The reason for the Muslim-Muslim ticket was to progress, triumph, succeed and to have a good government, but we didn’t have anything.
“See how Nigerians are suffering. No money. No progress. We have not enjoyed anything since seven months of this government.
“We are sympathetic with this government, but the way forward is for some of these Ministers to go home and rest, and we will find other people who will be honest with themselves and the country, those who are there to work, not to loot the country.”