ishop Matthew Kukah known for never giving up on issues has replied presidency over his Easter sermon saying the accliamed prosperous government”is falling before their eyes, yet, they are blind to see.
Kukah who was guest on a national TV’s program in Tuesday morning took a swipe at key principal government officers, Garba Shehu, Femi Adeshina and Lai Mohammed for their derogatory comments towards him recently in the media.
The Presidency made reference to Bishop Kukah’s Easter message on Sunday in which he condemned the Federal Government’s policies.
In a statement titled, “Kukah’s virus of hate” which was signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, in media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, the Presidency said:
“As the nomination congress approaches, rumblings within the party rise to an acrimonious crescendo and the troubleshooting market blossoming in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, which is in desperate yearning for his tested skills, we are surprised- so too are many others- that the Bishop of Sokoto Province, the Most Rev Mathew Matthew Hassan could still find the time for a lengthy homily on his usual target, Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria.
“For a man who has been spreading hate for decades, nothing new in the homily, except for the fact that while millions of Christians were remembering the Lord’s crucifixion on Friday, His descent on Saturday, His resurrection on Sunday, and subsequent appearance to His disciples, Bishop Matthew Kukah was playing politics.
Kukah in response to the allegation of always dabbling in politics and spreading hate against President Muhammadu Buhari said:
“The accliamed prosperous government”is falling before their eyes. Yet, they are blind to see.
“Nepotism is evil because it denies you the opportunity to hear other voices,” Kukah told the trio of Garba Shehu (Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity), Femi Adeshina (Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President) and Lai Mohammed (Information minister).
Bishop Kukah asks Garba Shehu specifically if he is”a closet Christian” for quoting bibles he doesn’t understand.
The cleric further challenged Garba, Adeshina and Mohammed to any venue of their choice for an open debate to talk about what the achievements of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari has been since the administration took reins of government.