Ben Bruce offers to reconcile Buhari, Kukah after Arewa youths' call for cleric's arrest

Ben Bruce offers to reconcile Buhari, Kukah after Arewa youths' call for cleric's arrest

- Former PDP senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has offered to intervene as Arewa youths called for Bishop Kukah's arrest

- Kukah had in a statement accused President Buhari of nepotism and incompetence, an allegation that angered the northern youths

- Reacting, Senator Murray-Bruce said he is willing to facilitate a meeting between President Buhari and Bishop Kukah for the duo to understand each other

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Following the call for the arrest and prosecution of Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism and incompetence, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has made a reconciliation move.

Murray-Bruce, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s lawmaker who represented Bayelsa East in the eighth Senate, said he offered himself to bring President Buhari and Bishop Kukah together for a peaceful talk. gathers that the former senator made this known via a tweet posted on Monday evening, December 28.

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Buhari vs Kukah: Ben Bruce offers reconciliation after Arewa youths' call for cleric's arrest
Ben Bruce offers to reconcile Buhari, Kukah after Arewa youths' call for cleric's arrest. Photo credits: Victor Daniels, Ben Murray-Bruce, Femi Adesina
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The tweet reads:

"I’m catholic, and so is Bishop Kukah. The religious faith in Nigeria is vital to our coexistence and must be seen as such. I, therefore, offer myself to bring together Bishop Kukah and President @MBuhari in the interest of Nigeria for a better understanding of each other."

Nigerians react to Murray-Bruce's offer

A Twitter user, @The_EmrexOjay, said:

"E be things ooo, when did you become an arbitrator that you want to reconcile them? Do they look like warring factions in a political party? Abeg leave Bishop Kukah for the court of public opinion."

Omagbemi, @OmagbemiGeorge, said:

"Please go talk to Father Mbaka. He is the one that needs counselling."

Ibraheem Babatunde, @IBBabatunde560, said:

"As a member of national peace committee, he shouldn't have uttered such an inciting statement. He's dividing the country further."

Ololade, @TawfeeqOlolade, said:

"Bring them together for what sir? Did PMB complain to you that he missed Kukkah in the Villa? If that's the game of the fairy Bishop, he's failed. No Villa! No patronage,dey una dey."

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Ayọ̀ Fákúàdé, @deygee, said:

"A man that could not resolve issues in his constituency in Bayelsa is proposing this.
"It's like EFCC is on to him on some charges."

Proudly Esan, @Angela201045315, said:

"You are sitting on the fence sir.
"Bishop Kukah is the only patriotic soul here in this matter. He is a man of God and will not sell his soul for relevance."

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In a similar development, Dino Melaye, a former senator, has warned President Buhari against attempting to arrest Bishop Kukah for criticising his administration.

Melaye such an action against the religious leader would prompt a backlash from the people.

He warned that if Kukah is arrested, the president will be shown that the government is not owned by him but by the people.

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