A 2023 presidential hopeful, Olusegun Bamgbose has slammed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for criticising the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Father Mathew Hassan Kukah.
Naija News recalls that the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese while delivering his Christmas message accused President uhari of nepotism and incompetence.
He also faulted the Nigerian leader for failing to solve the insecurity situation in the country. The clergyman opined that all that Buhari has done would have led to a coup had it been he was not from the north.
Kukah had said: “President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony. He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.
“There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The President may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions.”
The presidency had accused the Bishop of stylishly calling for a violent ouster of the President Buhari administration
Reacting, Bamgbose, a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), said there comes a time when the government should be confronted with nothing but the bitter truth.
He told Daily Post that ukah’s speech was an awakening message delivered at the most appropriate time, stressing that Buhari’s government is in a coma, almost dead
“It’s only an unpatriotic citizen that will keep quiet when his country is on fire. The highly referred Kukah has spoken the minds of many hapless Nigerians,” he said.
“He is indeed an Apostle of truth. He is not only brave, but very blunt. This government is in a coma, almost dead.
“How would a father be quiet when his children are being killed almost on daily basis.
“Attacking Reverend Kukah is not the solution, the way out is to carefully and critically appraise the points raised by him and come up with pragmatic ways of addressing the issues.
“No one should think of harming him for being the voice of the voiceless. Truth can be confronted, but cannot be crushed.
“I wonder what would have been the reaction of Buhari if Jonathan’s regime had won him in 2015 and the state of the nation is like this.
“Reverend Kukah should not be seen as a trouble maker, but a nation builder. I doubt if there is any Nigerian who would accuse IBB, Yaradua and Obasanjo as being nepotistic. They were detribalised. They were nationalists.
“Buhari has not deemed it noble to follow their footsteps. This is so sad and unfortunate.
“The Reverend should receive accolades, not attacks. No one should think of harming him for stating the obvious. The comatose administration of Buhari should wake.”