KanyiDaily had reported that Sheikh Khalid was suspended from his position in the mosque after his sermon during Friday’s Jummat service.
The cleric had criticized the Buhari-led government for its inadequacy in dealing with the security situation in the country amid a high number of attacks by non-state actors.
Khalid, who noted that Buhari had failed in keeping his promises after being voted twice, asked the electorate not to vote for any politician who cannot guarantee them the safety of lives and properties.
The mosque committee headed by Saidu Muhammed Dansadau sanctioned Khalid, describing his teachings of political apathy as un-Islamic while urging the electorate to “go to the polls to eliminate those who oppose God, the electorate and the country”.
Sheikh Nuru Khalid Reacts To His Suspension
In a post shared on his Twitter page on Sunday, the cleric said he was unperturbed by his suspension, stressing that God is the owner of power and dictates whom he gives.
Khalid in a post written in Arabic, said “God is the most powerful. He gives (enthrones) and takes away power (dethrones) from whomever He wishes.”
“Oh God! the master of sovereignty, you give sovereignty to whom you please and seize sovereignty from whom you please. You honour whom you please and you abase whom you please. All good is in your hands, indeed you have power over all things,” he wrote in Arabic.
say "O GOD! the master of sovereignty , you give sovereignty to whom you please, and seize sovereignty from whom you please, you honour whom you please and you abase whom you please, all good is in your hands, indeed you have power over all things https://t.co/bOj59DXvpU
— sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid(DIGITAL IMAM) (@MuhammadNuruKh2) April 3, 2022
KanyiDaily recalls that former speaker, Yakubu Dogara had also lambasted northern leaders for not criticizing Buhari over the growing insecurity in the region just as they did during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.