PFN: Kukah should not be made the sacrificial lamb for talking the reality
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has described Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, as a patriot and a lover of fact.
Reacting to the outrage over Kukah’s Christmas message to President Muhammadu Buhari, PFN mentioned he spoke the reality to energy.
The cleric had accused Buhari of nepotism, saying there might have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president did a fraction of what Buhari has accomplished.
However the Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board (AYCF) known as for Kukah’s prosecution, saying his remark is a “treasonable felony in opposition to the Nigerian state”.
Talking on the state of the nation in Benin, capital of Edo, on Wednesday, Felix Omobude, PFN president, mentioned Kukah shouldn’t be made a sacrificial lamb for expressing his views.
Omobude mentioned Kukah “spoke on what’s within the minds of most Nigerians and must be recommended for voicing out when others stored quiet when issues had been getting uncontrolled”.
The PFN president mentioned as a patriot and an advocate of democracy, the bishop couldn’t have known as for an overthrow of presidency.
“Effectively, I respect Bishop Kukah. I don’t suppose now we have interacted one-on-one however should you comply with him, you’ll know that he’s all the way down to earth when it has to do with telling the reality,” he mentioned.
“Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy so he couldn’t have been calling for the navy overthrow of the federal government. The problems that he raised are very evident.
“Now, it’s only on this nation you can’t speak in opposition to the federal government and go free. What’s the mud for? I do know that the minister of data is paid for his job however he must be sincere sufficient to face sure fact.
“Folks name Mr Trump every kind of names and by no means has anyone been sued for insulting him however folks have been sued in Nigeria for insulting the president.
“So, Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of real Nigerians. And any try by anyone to impose a bit of the nation upon the opposite is sure to trigger chaos.
“Bishop Kukah must be seen as a patriot and never a sacrificial lamb. He’s not a hater of presidency however he’s a lover of fact. I stand wholeheartedly on his views.”
Following a flurry of criticisms over his remark, Kukah had clarified his comment saying he solely expressed his private view “based mostly on proof” and didn’t name for a coup.