The audio of Vice President Namadi Sambo’s inability to properly recite an Islamic elementary prayer is presently being circulated in northern parts ofNigeria.
The Vice President is said to have wrongly recited Fatiha prayers during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in Zamfara and Katsina states.
But he was said to have improved in reciting the prayers the ancient city of Kano when the campaign train got there.
A source in Kano, Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, who closely followed the campaigns and submitted audio to SaharaReporters said Sambo’s failure properly to recite Fatiha, which is elementary prayer surprised Muslims following the campaigns.
Mohammed added that Sambo also boasted that he is from Medina since his name is Namadi and performs Islamic rites and annually goes to Hajj for pilgrimages.
He said “The audio is presently being circulated for people to listen to characters and jesters pretending to be Muslims but cannot recite Fatiha prayers. It is unfortunate that he embarrassed himself after boasting of being knowledgeable Muslim.
“If you don’t know religion properly how can you lead with fear of Allah and fear him. And he keeps boasting, for the fact that he cannot say this prayer, it shows, he is not a Muslim and there is need for him to seek further Islamic knowledge.
“It is a shame and it calls for reflection because it surprised many of us.”
Last week the VP questioned APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari's faith telling Muslims at a campaign rally that the Buhari chose a Pentecostal pastor with 5,000 churches.