- Mathew Kukah has received the backing of the biggest church in the world
- According to the Catholic Church, the bishop has done the right thing in condemning the ills of Buhari's administration
- Specifically, the church labeled those who are castigating Kukah as evil
In a move that will surprise many observers, the catholic church has defended the bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, against those who are criticising him.
Kukah had in the state of the nation message delivered on Christmas Day accused President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism.
This has however not gone well with Buhari's supporters and the All Progressives Congress (APC) who have all come out against the respected cleric for castigating the present administration.
In its backing, the national directorate of social communications of the Catholic secretariat of Nigeria in Abuja said the attacks that the message has attracted is ‘the stock in trade of evil people”.
The church said:
“As expected, the agents of evil have gathered to attack the person of the Bishop and to discredit the simple obvious truth of the message. However, they often succeed when good people, Christians, choose to do nothing.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have also taken to social media to back the fiery clergyman.
In his reaction, Shehu Zubairu said he admires the bishop's boldness and courage in speaking truth to power.
"Your boldness and courage are what I admire. Bitter truth and I won't be surprised if you are attacked by the blind supporters."
Legit.ng had also reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, lent her voice to the ongoing saga involving Bishop Kukah.
Onochie, in response, insinuated that Kukah's outburst may have come as a result of Buhari refusing to part with money.
In a post on her Twitter page on Monday, December 28, she said both the president and the cleric have met a number of times and she shared photos to back her claim.
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