Nigerian Islamic cleric apologizes for calling for the Killing of Remi Tinubu

Qn Islamic cleric, Idris Tenshi who called for the killing of Tinubu’s wife has tendered an apology over his comment.

An Islamic cleric, Idris Tenshi who called for the killing of Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of president Tinubu has apologized over his comment.

In one of his recent sermons, the cleric made a disturbing statement, referring to the wife of the president as an “infidel” and advocated for her to be to be killed.

However, the cleric has now issued an apology to Remi Tinubu expressing his remorse and retracting his previous words.

The cleric, who spoke in the 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.

This statement made the cleric to face heavy backlash and criticism.

On Friday, the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) demanded the arrest and prosecution of the cleric.

However, in a new video, Tenshi apologised to the wife of the president over his comments.

Tenshi said everything he said was “a mistake”, adding that he has withdrawn all that he said.

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

“All the things I said were a mistake and I don’t stand on the words I said. Other clerics have given me a proper explanation of the verse that I quoted.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

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