- Reactions against Kukah's statement about the state of the Nigerian nation has taken another dimension
- This time, MURIC founder Ishaq Akintola has verbally insulted the respected cleric
- He specifically accused Kukah of disrespecting Islam
Professor Ishaq Akintola has criticised Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. The founder, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), accused the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of disrespecting Islam.
Specifically, he said Kukah described Islam as a violent religion.
He said this in reaction to Kukah's statement on December 25, about the state of the nation. Akintola who described the bishop as a first-class blackmailer also blamed him for tackling Buhari.
He said the association was shocked that Kukah referred to Islam as a violent religion. He also accused the clergy of calling for a coup against a democratically elected government by raising false allegation of nepotism.
Going further, Akintola described the statement by Kukah as reckless, inflammatory and unguarded.
It is the most egregious, luciferous, serpentine and diabolical statement of the year 2020. Hasan Mathew Kukah is ululating from the wrong side of the pulpit.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, has lent her voice to the ongoing saga involving the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah.
Kukah had in his Christmas Day accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of nepotism and incompetence.
According to him, there could have been a coup if a non-northern president did a fraction of what Buhari has done.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) described Kukah's statement as unguarded and open incitement to a military coup.
The AYCF faulted "Kukah's use of nepotism as a weapon of calumny against the government and people of Nigeria".
The northern group called for the arrest and prosecution of the bishop for what it described as a treasonable felony against the Nigerian state.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) also faulted Kukah for suggesting that the president be removed through an undemocratic process.
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