The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN has hailed the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. (Dr.) Matthew Kukah for questioning the leadership competence of President Muhammadu Buhari and for magnifying nepotism to intolerable level in Nigeria.
Reacting to the barrage of attacks on the Catholic Priest after his Christmas Day state-of-the nation’s remark, the PFN President, Reverend Felix Omobude, warned that Kukah should not be use as the sacrificial lamb, but, commended for speaking the minds of most Nigerians.
Omobude made the call on Wednesday while speaking on issues as they relate to the current states of the nation, described him as an advocate of democracy who spoke truth to power irrespective of whose ox is gored.
He said the Bishop spoke the minds of most Nigerians and should be commended for voicing out when others seemed to have kept quiet when actually things are getting out of control.
“Well, I appreciate Bishop Kukah. I don’t think we have interacted on 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 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 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 seeing 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.
The PFN president, while speaking on the COVID19 pandemic and the second wave in Nigeria, enjoined all Nigerians to take full responsibility in mitigating its spread by adhering to the National Centre for disease Control (NCDC) protocol.