Kukah receives backing, Catholic says bishop’s attackers brokers of evil
The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria within the 19 northern states and Abuja on Monday warned the Presidency and the Muslim Rights Concern towards twisting the homily delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah on Christmas day.
That is additionally because the Catholic Church described these attacking the Bishop as brokers of evil.
Kukah had within the Christmas message titled, ‘A nation seeking vindication’, accused the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), of nepotism, noting that Buhari was intentionally sacrificing the goals of Nigerians to institutionalise northern hegemony.
The cleric’s assertion attracted sharp criticisms and condemnations from the Presidency and MURIC.
However in an announcement in Kaduna on Monday titled, ‘Twisting Bishop Kukah’s Christmas message; injurious to nation-building’, the Northern CAN defended the cleric, noting that the message mirrored the at the moment actuality throughout the nation.
The assertion authored by the Vice Chairman, Northern CAN, Rev. John Hayab, mentioned the affiliation was shocked at an try by the Presidency and MURIC to twist the message (Kukah’s) and warned towards such.
Hayab described as baseless and worrisome the declare by the President of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, that Bishop Kukah had referred to Islam “as a violent faith” and “referred to as for a coup”.
The Northern CAN mentioned there was no expression that instructed that Bishop Kukah’s message was an affront to Islam or a name for a coup.
The Christian physique argued that such declare was not solely laughable however deceptive and a tissue of lies.
“CAN in 19 northern states and Abuja has learn with nice shock makes an attempt to additional divide the nation by the Presidency, the management of MURIC and different people and teams aimed toward twisting the crux of the homily Bishop Kukah gave at Christmas.
“Sadly, MURIC goals to incite residents towards each other alongside the traces of religion as an alternative of denouncing the insecurity witnessed throughout the nation, which is the purpose in Bishop Kukah’s message,” the assertion mentioned.
For the avoidance of doubt, the assertion famous that “from the East to the South, West and all around the North, travelling has turn into a nightmare whereas hapless persons are dragged from their houses for ransom.”
The Christian physique maintained that “It’s time for the Presidency, MURIC, and misinformed people to eschew their intolerance and admit that Nigeria beneath Buhari has strayed from the trail and imaginative and prescient that the independence of this nice nation was fought for and received.”
Equally, the Director of Social Communication, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, in CSN, Rev. Fr. Mike Um
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