From Femi Oyelola,Kaduna
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has called on the media consultant to Sheik Ahmad Gumi Mallam Garba Mamu to desist from calling their leader names and concentrate on how to save his client from the political web he found himself.
The group stated this in a press statement made available to the media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement signed by Mallam Ibrahim Musa, press assistant to Sheik Ibrahim El Zakzaky added that the recent statement by Mamu, an admonition to the leader of the Shiites is hypocritical, as Dr. Gumi had never done that secretly or openly in the past.
“What we have been hearing from the mouth of Dr. Gumi on Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers had always been baseless criticisms, inciting public disaffection and calling on the government to kill his followers.
“The tapes of his Talk Show at Sultan Bello mosque, especially those of 2009, were full of such unfortunate utterances. What Mamu could not openly say is that, his client was green with envy and nursing deep-seated self-abasement when he witnessed the sea of human flow on Arba’een symbolic trek to Zaria on his way to Dutse.
“Shiites” are citizens of this country with every right to practice and display their belief, just as the Wahabbi Izala and Darika, even if other people do not share it.
“Mamu can never be a good trumpet for Dr. Gumi, for the tunes are misguided. His media consultant has been thrown and left in the scorching desert by the very profession he claimed. Reason? Find out.” The statement reads