A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to a comment by Bishop Mathew Kukah for berating President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese while delivering his Christmas message accused President Buhari 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.
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
“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.”
A few hours later, Kukah’s comment drew reaction from the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on behalf of the Federal Government. The minister cautioned the cleric to stop fanning the embers of disunity.
Reacting to the comment, Fani-Kayode said the Bishop said the bitter truth and that those who don’t like it can jump into the lagoon.
“Bishop Kukah has courageously spoken the bitter truth & called a spade a spade. Those that are not comfortable with his words and are not ready to accept that truth should go & jump in the lagoon or hug a transformer.
“Kukah has said what I have been saying for the last 5 years!” the Former Minister of Aviation tweeted.