Kano Islamic group rejects Khali’s impeachment

The Coalition of Ulamas and Islamic organisations’ in Kano State has dissociated itself from an announcement of  purported impeachment of Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil as the state Chairman of the Council of Ulama, the highest religious body in the state.

In a statement on Tuesday, the council Secretary, Dr Sa’idu Dukawa, explained that the coalition was not involved in the decision that led to the purported ouster of Khalil, adding that it did not support the action.

The statement said, “The council has always sought to ensure peace and unity among the faithful of the Islamic religion; the action is liable to truncating such good intention.”

Recall that some Muslim sects including Izala, Tijjaniyya and Kadiriyya, impeached Khalil on Monday for allegedly politicising religious affairs and criticizing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration over his alleged ambition to join governorship race.

Sheikh Khalil was impeached by what appeared to be a faction of the council led by Ustaz Saifullah Assudani, on Monday.

But  Dukawa charged Kano residents to continue prioritising the peace being enjoyed in the state, as well as shun anything that would a dent on such.

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