Outspoken and firebrand Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, is of the opinion that politicians and prostitutes are birds of a feather.
Leadership reports that Gumi made this known while responding to questions from an audience following the delivery of his paper at a programme organised by the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna.
A member of the audience had asked if Islamic clerics have influence over Muslims who are politicians.
Gumi reportedly responded saying;
“Most politicians lack ideology and that is why they jump from one political party to another and there is no difference between them and the prostitutes,” he reportedly said.
Presenting his paper titled “preaching and conscience formation of the society in Islam”, Gumi urged Nigerians to be firm in their moral and religious beliefs.
“Islam coming almost 600 years after Christianity. As another system of values, logically has a stand about the other established religions before it,” he was quoted to have said.
“First and foremost, it recognizes the unity in the foundation of the Abrahamic theological faith of monotheism. It recognizes the prophets and their revelations and therefore encourages dialogue and discussions by way of persuasions not arguments.
“With vices on the rise, vices of every nature known and unknown, kidnappings, rape, ritual murders etc, genuine men of truth should stand out as the moral voice of Sajitu in defiance to injustice, prejudice, bigotry, hunger and share evil.
“The non-Muslims should see Islam as another system of values, the modern world cannot survive from the scourged of societal ills without its recognition and acceptance as another solution to salvage mankind.”