By Chuks Ekpeneru
Matthew Kukah is right in his denunciation of Muhammadu Buhari’s bias against non-Northern Muslims and the failures of the government, the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria said on Monday in strong backing of the Bishop of Sokoto.
The CSN in a press release made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday said Kukah has spoken truthfully of the prolonged security and economic challenges facing the country.
The press release by the National Director of CSN’s Social Communication, Fr. Mike Umoh, said that the Catholic Church in Nigeria stood by Kukah’s position on the state of the nation.
Explaining why it was backing Kukah on Buhari’s bias, he said, “We are quite aware of the 2020 Christmas Message by our revered Bishop Hassan Kukah and the enormous space it has enjoyed on social media and in the public sphere.
“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. This is the stock in trade of evil people.
“However, they often succeed when good people Christians, choose to do nothing. We are therefore calling attention to this new development so that we can all rise in unison and stand for truth.
“The situation in Nigeria no longer allows anyone to sit on the fence, indifference is now a greater form of sin. Everyone must choose and stand up for what he/she believes in.
“The truth about our nation is also that there are only two parties now existing: the good and the evil, the oppressed and the oppressor, the suffering people and the benefiting government officers and their families.”
CSN cautioned Nigerians against falling for the antics of those he described as players of the religious and tribal card even at the expense of the general good of the nation.