UK protest, attempt to diminish Nigeria’s image – Sumaila

Abdulrahman Kawu-Sumaila, former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari
Abdulrahman Kawu-Sumaila, former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, speaks on UK protest

By Abbas Bamalli

Former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly matters, Abdulrahman Kawu-Sumaila has described the recent attack on the personality of the president in London, United Kingdom as unfortunate and barbaric.

Kawu-Sumaila, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Kano.

According to him, the attack is not only on the personality of the president but an attempt to diminish the image of the country by “some bad elements in the name of politics.”

Kawu-Sumaila explained that it was wrong to attack the president with such abusive words.

“The verbal attack was far away from politics. It is rather a sign of intolerance.

“And this has clearly shown that the woman and her accomplices were only dancing to the tune of some high profile personalities who are desperate in tarnishing not only the good image of President Buhari but Nigeria as a country.

“I want to make it categorically clear that their ill-motive action was against the culture and norms of African people.

“And I believe neither Islam nor Christianity will support this kind of barbaric action where people will come out openly abusing their president in the name of politics. This is unfortunate.”

He, however, assured that those behind the unfortunate incident would soon be exposed.

Kawu-Sumaila appealed to chieftains of the APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to condemn the attack, which was a serious embarrassment to all Nigerians regardless of party affiliation.

He also urged both APC and PDP stakeholders to do everything possible within the ambit of the law, to prevent future occurrence of such unfortunate incident.

According to him, all those occupying positions in the APC-led government should also strive to protect the integrity of the president and the nation as a whole.

“All concerned APC members should put their heads together and address this issue.

“We should not let this issue go unchecked, otherwise, some other groups can do worse than this and it will not help matters at all”.



  1. This kawu mumu obviously can’t see anything wrong wit Nigeria? Buhari hav done so well in his eyes, so doesn’t deserve all dat embarrassment, really sad how hunger and poverty makes Kawu brain to become so mushy, let’s us remind the idiotic kawu that, poverty anywhere in Nigeria is a threat to all Nigerians everywhere!!

  2. The North has diminished NIGERIA to nothing with their terroristic activities. So don’t blame it on the London protesters.

  3. Kawu-Sumaila, the protest in London is very much welcomed. Kawu-Sumaila, you don’t know the meaning of integrity. For you understanding, Integrity is the quality of having strong ethical or moral principles and following them at all times, no matter who’s watching. A person with integrity acts with honesty, honor, and truthfulness.
    Let me sound it to you that Nigeria as a country has integrity but the corrupt leaders in Nigeria has none.
    And you Kawu-Sumaila don’t have integrity.

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