– Jama’atu Nasril Islam has faulted Bishop Kukah’s 2020 Christmas message where he accused President Buhari of nepotism
– The group led by the Sultan of Sokoto described the cleric’s speech as a poisoned arrow fired at Islam and Muslims
– Recall that the Catholic priest in his Christmas message accused President Buhari-led government of nepotism
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam on Wednesday knocked the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah over his homily on Christmas day.
The organisation described Kukah’s homily as a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims across the country.
The JNI statement is coming three weeks after Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, issued a statement where he accused President Buhari of nepotism and incompetence.
The group in a statement on Wednesday, January 6, in Kaduna, by Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, JNI’s Secretary General described Kukah’s message as “irresponsible and seditious.”
The statement reads partly, “Though the message is disguised as a political hogwash to deceive the innocent, there is no doubt that it was a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria, hence the need for this intervention.
“The Bishop statement was a prepared address considering the occasion and the audience; one cannot but agree that it was a calculated attempt to insult Islam which is typical of him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Bishop Matthew Kukah’s message against President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has continued to generate reactions across the country.
This time Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, said that the cleric’s message was a true reflection of the current situation in Nigeria.
Ortom in reaction to the statement urged Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to those who might tell him that all is well with the nation.