How do we reconcile between the narrations on the afdaliyyat of the shaykhayn and the declaration of Ghadir Khum?
Do you presume that the ulama of Ahl as-Sunnah wa ‘l-Jama`ah are ignorant of the declaration of Ghadir Khum? You cannot balance the ayaat and ahadith whereas they can. We follow our scholars and do not try to come up with our own understanding, for that would definitely lead us astray. Allah knows best.