The Periscope Reporte
* A plot to unseat democracy where man of God is taking what’s for Caesar – Critic
The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah Friday, argued that “nepotism in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would have been intolerable if he were to be a non-Muslim leader
Kukah insinuated this in a statement titled: “A nation in search of vindication,” where he said there could have been a coup or war in the country if a non- Muslim becomes a president and committed a fraction of Buhari follies.
“This government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness. The spilling of this blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they gradually becoming part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country?
“President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony by reducing others in public life to second class status. He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
“There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The president may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions.
“He may be right and we Christians cannot feel sorry that we have no pool of violence to draw from or threaten our country. However, God does not sleep. We can see from the inexplicable dilemma of his North,” Kukah cried out.
Responding, group of conscious youths in the northeast led by one Kaka Kachallah said Kukah has for long left the pulpit for empty political drum that sings disintegration and anarchy, lacking nationalistic rhythm. They argued that clergies ought to preach love, peace and unity rather than take faith-hate as a theology to evangelise aimed at disintegration.
“Man of God should be just and fair. Northeast was almost ceded to the BH insurgents, when Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor, known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri and the then Christians association leader had his way and his say in the government of the day. No Imam or any Sheikh had called for Muslim coup against non-Muslim President Jonathan. Kukah himself kept mute as though hibernated.
“The only popular calls the Sheikhs and Imams joined was to end the occupation of and insurgency in the country and clueless leadership by voting against Jonathan,” the Youths in the northeast would remark.
Dr Ugo Egbujo has also contributed a nationalistic voice to the conversation where he challenged Kukah in the piece below:
Well, Kukah is a bishop,
Perhaps he sees and hears things mere mortals can’t see.
He said there could have been a coup if Buhari were not the president.
The idea is that Buhari’s sins and incompetence necessitate a military coup.
Kukah is a bishop, otherwise, I would have said he is serpentine.
Regardless of how well or badly Buhari might have functioned, the suggestion of the probability or propriety of a coup is mischievous.
But Kukah is a bishop so I won’t say he is a trouble maker. Let’s just say he is mistaken.
In 2018, Kukah resurrected Atiku and helped cleanse him of political leprosy.
It was in desperation to unseat Buhari.
Kukah and company lost woefully.
Today, Kukah, the democrat, is talking about a coup.
When the bible forbids certain things it says, let it not be heard amongst you.
One would think that a coup is a word that shouldn’t ever come out of Kukah’s mouth.
The coup Kukah is hinting about would have been staged by a section of the country to correct Fulani nepotism or domination, right?
Kukah is the leader of the peace committee but here he was throwing firewood into the fire in the name of telling the truth.
Too many bishops possessed by hate.
Atiku was the only man Kukah and others could find in 2019, yet they expected to win the election.
2023 is here. Kukah won’t talk about Igbo presidency, he is talking about a coup. With all Kukah’s knowledge of the country’s history, what role would a coup play in creating a balance?
The grudge against Buhari won’t let folks think. The man is not a life president. He will leave in 2023. Rather than prescribe armageddon through innuendos, plan to replace him with a better option.
Kukah is talking about a coup. The idea is that a democratic government in 2020 can be justifiably kicked out by a military regime.
What else can you say of that drunken prediction by a man who has the public trust to make peace and promote democracy?
There is no brain, no heat, it cannot corrode.