Presidency replies Bishop Kukah, accuses him of hating Buhari’s govt
Written by on April 19, 2022
Neck deep in choice bible passages, the presidency, yesterday, took a swipe at the recent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, and asked the man of God to “avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless”, quoting Titus 3:9.
The presidency, who cited many bible verses to buttress a lot of its points, said Kukah’s message on Easter Sunday was not to Christ’s death and rebirth so man might be saved, but to damning the government in the most un-Christian terms.
In a release entitled “Kukah’s Virus of Hate”, and signed by presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency, which further accused the cleric of using every opportunity to descend on the Buhari government, was rather busy playing politics with Nigeria’s future.
Asking the Catholic Bishop to drop his cassock and participate fully in partisan politics in order to turn things around as earlier espoused by him, the presidency maintained all the allegations of ethnic, regional divide were sheer innuendo without proof.
Earlier, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had flayed those attacking President Buhari, over recent wave of unrest and violence across the country, saying their negative messages were dividing the country, a development they now blame the president for.
Also, a few days after the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) called on President Buhari to resign, citing reasons of mismanagement and others, Bishop Kuka, in his Easter Sunday message accused the federal government of reducing Nigeria to a broken nation and Nigerians a broken people.