…Says He Should’nt Be Used As Sacrificial Lamb
Dr. Felix Omobude, President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Thursday, called on those attacking the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Matthew Kukah over his comments on the states of the nation to desist from it.
The outspoken Bishop in his Christmas speech titled “A Nation in search of Vindication”, had slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari led-government for unparalleled nepotism and policy of northern hegemony, just as he accused Buhari of reducing other parts of the country to second class status.
Dr. Omobude, while making the call in Benin said Rev Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians, warning that any attempt by anyone to impose a section of the nation upon the other, is bound to cause chaos.
While further warning that the outspoken Bishop should not be used as the sacrificial lamb, the PFN President said Rev Kukah spoke truth to power and should be commeneded for voicing out when others seemed to have kept quiet when actually things are getting out of control.
“The issues that he raised are very glaring.
“Now, it is only in this country that you can’t talk against government and go free. What is the dust for? I know that the Minister of Information is paid for his job but he should be honest enough to face certain truth.
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“So, Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians. And any attempt by anybody to impose a section of the nation upon the other, is bound to cause chaos.
“Bishop Kukah should be seen as a patriot and not a sacrificial lamb. He is not a hater of government but he is a lover of truth.
“I stand wholeheartedly on his views”, he said.
On accusation that the Bishop called for a military coup via his Christmas message, Rev Omobude said: “Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy so he could not have been calling for the military overthrow of the government.”