Leader of the Islamic Front, Umar Abdullah, has resigned as as President of the United Prison Movement (UPM).
Abdullah tendered his resignation yesterday, forwarding a copy of the letter to Gabrielle Shende, the Secretary General of UPM.
Abdullah said that as President of the Movement, he has had to adopt much tact, hikmah, unity and consultation to address the challenges that will often arise, especially in a society that doesn’t subscribe to Shariah law or have a predominant Muslim populace.
Abdullah said, “During his time as President of the United Prisons Movement (UPM) a position which I was humbled and honoured to hold, none of these core tenets were adhered too and thus adopted. This in my humble view will not auger well for the movement; and as such is not the approach I wish to adopt as it pertains to addressing issues with the prisoners, their families and the rest of society.”
He said he is fervently committed to working for the prisoners, and families and fighting for Oppressed but not in the way in which is being done in the current incarnation of this entity.