Two time minister, Femi Fani Kayode, has lambasted ministerial nominee from Oyo state, Adebayo Shittu, for refusing to answer questions asked about the deadly Boko Haram sect during his ministerial screening yesterday, October 20.
Adebayo Shittu who said the sect members have in time past killed anyone who spoke openly against them and so he wanted to be careful was accused of been a coward and a sympathizer of the sect by the outspoken former minister.
Shittu, a lawyer and Islamic scholar, however, insisted that the activities Boko Haram negated the principles of Islam. He said that the claim of Boko Haram being Islamic sect was only perception.
“They can claim to be anything. They even claim to be a Christian; but if you are Christian and still goes to babalawo (herbalist), you are not really a Christian. So also if you say you are a Muslim but kills innocent people, you are not really a Muslim,” he added.
“I won’t comment on Boko Haram, I still have a family to take care of”- Honorable Minister- designate Alhaji Bayo Shittu. Bayo Shittu is either a coward or a closet Boko Haram sympathiser. Shame on him.
Recall that following the alleged rift between the Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi and Adebayo Shittu, the ministerial nominee has deny the existence of any rift between the two politicians.