‘I withdraw my words’ — Cleric apologises over call for killing of Remi Tinubu

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Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abdulazizi Idris Tanshi has tendered apology over his call for the killing of Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the President.

Recall  that the cleric, in his sermon, disclose the president’s wife as an “infidel” and should be killed.

The 54 year old lecturer, who spoke in Hausa language, said: “Tinubu’s wife is an unbeliever and even among the unbelievers, she is a leader.”

“She is among those that Allah has instructed us to kill because she is among the leaders of the unbelievers,” had added.

The cleric faced heavy criticism over his his statement.

The Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria(YOWICAN) demanded the arrest and prosecution of Idris Tanshi by Friday.

The members said that the government and security agencies should take urgent action against the cleric

Regardless, in a recent Video, Tanshi apologized to the wife of the president over his statement.

Tanshi claimed everything he said was “a mistake’. He added that he has taken back all he said.

“I would like to pass this message to Nigerians regarding a video I did which is circulating on social media,” he said.

“As a human being, I am prone to making mistakes. I am apologising to her excellency Remi Tinubu over the comments I made and taking back the words I said.

“Now that God has given Bola Tinubu power, we have no other option than to support him and wish him and his family well. Whoever felt offended by the things I said, I am sorry.”

“I am also apologising to Nigerians because she (Remi Tinubu) is like a mother to us. The season of politics is over. I made those comments during the time the campaign was taking place.”

 

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