Imaam Muqbil Bin Haadee (rahimahullaah) said:
”We have said to you and we have said to you! We do not want anyone to select us. InShaaAllaah, we choose from the narrations of the Messenger of Allaah (Sallal-laahu wa-alaa aalihi-wasallam) just as the scholars used to choose. We neither want authority nor leadership, and we have stated more than once; even if the leader of the state called us and said: ”Go ahead favoured with leadership”, we would say: ”Allaah’s protection is sought! We do not see you as one who gives us sincere advice.” We do not want leadership; we do not want to be appointed a minister; we do not want to call the people to follow us; we do not want to establish a party; but we want to call to the Book of Allaah and to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu alayhi wa-alaa aalihi wasallam).
[Source: قمع المعاند page: 83. slightly paraphrased]