- Bishop Kukah has advised the press to report the news accurately without any form of distortion
- Kukah was reacting to the criticisms against his Christmas message to Nigerians
- The Bishop who has been attacked for days said he only expressed his own personal opinion
Following the controversies generated by his Christmas message, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has finally cleared the air.
TheCable reports that he said he did not call for a coup in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari as being reported, saying he only expressed his personal view based on evidence.
Legit.ng gathered that while accusing Buhari of nepotism in his Christmas message on Friday, December 25, the priest said there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president did a fraction of what Buhari has done.
Speaking with reporters on the night of Monday, December 28, Kukah said it is unfair for anyone to report that he called for a coup.
“It is unfair for a journalist or news medium to report that I called for a coup while expressing my personal view about Nigeria."
On the calls that he should drop his priesthood cassock and join the political fray, the outspoken cleric said if he was to join politics, it would have been during the time of late Aminu Kano and not now.
Kukah added that he has no plans to indulge in partisan politics, saying that those who link his message to partisan politics are only playing to the gallery.
He said whatever he said can please or displease anyone, stressing that it was his own opinion and it doesn’t stop others from saying their own opinion.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria accused the federal government and the president of Muslims Rights Concern, Professor Ishaq Akintola, of twisting Bishop Kukah’s statement against the Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The Christian body said the focus of Bishop Kukah's message was to condemn the widespread insecurity in the country, saying he never attacked Islam or called for a coup.
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