A former presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adamu Garba has alleged that the late Queen Elizabeth II was related by blood to Prophet Muhammad.
Elizabeth died aged 96 at Balmoral in Scotland after more than 70 years on the throne. She was the longest reigning British monarch.
Garba posted what he called the genealogy of the late monarch on Twitter on Thursday, alleging a link to the prophet of Islam.
“Here attached is the genealogy of The late Queen of England, Elizabeth II, linking her directly to our beloved holy Prophet Muhammad SAW,” he wrote.
The APC chieftain added that others should wish the queen eternal rest if he could do so.
“Why won’t I love her? Why won’t I wish her heaven? Why can’t you?” Garba said.
His comments come amid backlash from some northerners on Twitter over his glowing remarks about the late queen.
Shortly after Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8, Garba called for the renaming of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) after her.
He said, “In order to immortalise Queen Elizabeth, we should rename the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to Queen Elizabeth University of Nigeria since it is the first University in Nigeria.”