Following Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil’s impeachment as the State Chairman of the Council of Ulama on Monday, the Coalition of Ulama and Islamic organizations’ in Kano has cleared air that the embattled Chairman still remains the leader of the clerics in the state.
According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the Council, Dr Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa and obtained by Prime Time News on Tuesday morning, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil’s impeachment was not legally made, and Council of Ulama us not in support of the move.
The statement says, the council has always sought to ensure peace and unity among the faithful of the Islamic religion, warning that such decisions are liable to truncating such good intentions.
It could be recall that some Muslim sects including Izala, Tijjaniyya and Kadiriyya, purportedly impeached Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil on Monday for allegedly politicizing religious affairs and criticizing Governor Ganduje’s administration over his alleged ambition to join governorship race.
The statement further added that Islamic scholars that appended their signatures on the disclaimer include Professor Musa Muhammad Borodo, Khalifa Kariballah Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdallah, Professor Mohammad Babangida Mohammad, Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar, Imam Nasiru Mohammad Adam and Dr. Bashir Mu’azzam mai Bushira.