Senator Shehu Sani has knocked the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, for comparing the travail of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho to the flight of Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) from Mecca to Medina.
Afenifere had in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, said, “We recall that Moses had to be taken away from the prying eyes of Pharaoh and his agents in Egypt. Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) too had to leave his hometown, Mecca for Medina in order to escape persecution.
“Thus, there is nothing wrong in Igboho seeking a respite first to preserve his life and perhaps to re-strategise.”
But the former lawmaker lashed out at the group, describing the statement as “unconscionable, provocative and disgusting” stating that the comment must be retracted with immediate effect.
He said, “The reported statement by Afenifere stands unreservedly condemned. Their comparison is wrong, unconscionable, provocative and disgusting. It must be withdrawn immediately.
“The Afenifere must tender an unreserved apologies to the Muslim ummah for such acts of irresponsible desecration.
“Nothing is more important and sacrosanct to the Muslim ummah than preserving, defending and upholding the Pious name our Prophet Muhammad SAW. AGAIN Afenifere’s utterances stand unreservedly condemnable.”