Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has accused Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi of playing regional politics.
He said such an approach will not take Obi far.
Gumi, who spoke with reporters on the 2023 general elections and state of the nation, in his Kaduna residence said Nigeria needs an experienced politician to get out of the wood.
Nigeria, according to him, does not need a novice as the next President.
He said that, unlike Obi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidates Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar have the requisite political and administrative experience to lead the country.
According to him: “Nigeria needs an experienced politician. We don’t need a novice to be President. The situation in Nigeria today needs an experienced politician to solve it.”
On Obi, he said: “Youths following him are divided like the adults. He needs to reach out to other segments of Nigerians. Relying on youths is not enough. He has to be all over the place and not leaving politics to one region”.
He advised that Nigerians should do away with ethno-religious politics in this 21st century and come together for the progress of the country.