Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has warned the federal government against making Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, Mathew Kukah a sacrificial lamb for speaking the truth in his Christmas message.
Kukah had accused President Buhari of being nepotistic. He had also alleged that there would have been coup if someone from another region did ‘half of the things that Buhari has done.’
Following the controversy his statement ignited, the PFN stated that it is only in Nigeria that one can’t talk against the government and go free. Pointing out that people have insulted President Trump of United States without getting sued, the PFN stated that people have been sued by the present administration for insulting President Buhari.
PFN president Felix Omobude who spoke on behalf of the Christian group in Benin on Wednesday December 30, averred that 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.
Omobude had said;
“Kukah spoke on what is in the minds of most Nigerians and should be commended for voicing out when others kept quiet when things were getting out of control.
“Well, I appreciate Bishop Kukah. I don’t think we have interacted one-on-one but if you follow him, you will know that he is down to earth when it has to do with telling the truth.
“Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy so he could not have been calling for the military overthrow of the government. The issues that he raised are very glaring.
“Now, it is only in this country that you can’t talk against the 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.
“People call Mr Trump all kinds of names and never has anybody been sued for insulting him but people have been sued in Nigeria for insulting the president.
“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.”