The Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to show that he has no hand in Rivers State’s crisis.
The National Missioner of the society, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman Ahmad, said such revelation would calm frayed nerves and restore confidence in the Presidency.
Ahmad, who spoke at a news conference on the commencement of Ramadan on Friday in Lagos, said the ongoing saga in Rivers State was shameful.
He said, “It is a great embarrassment to the nation. We know the governor of Rivers State is having problems with the President and the Peoples Democratic Party.
“So, the President will have to convince Nigerians that he is not involved in the crisis at the Rivers House of Assembly.”
The cleric, who noted that bad governance was a threat to national security, lamented that it was unfortunate that some people resorted to violence to put their views across.
He said the nation’s leaders must be careful not to breed criminals and terrorists under the guise of settling political scores.
The missioner argued that Nigeria’s system promoted corruption. He said issues like plea bargain had made corruption more appealing.
Ahmed said, “We have not had many successful prosecutions against corrupt people. Corruption is one of the greatest sins against God.
“Corruption is responsible for crime, terrorism, road accidents, avoidable deaths and many others.”
The cleric, who urged political leaders to show stronger will in tackling corruption, called on Nigerians and leaders across all sectors to use Ramadan period to justify God’s favours in terms of natural resources.
He added that the leaders must ensure that the people enjoyed dividends of democracy.
Source: Punch Nigeria