By Chuks Ekpeneru
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has given reasons why it is defending Matthew Kukah over his comments on the states of the nation to desist from it.
PFN through the President, Dr. Felix Omobude, insisted that Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians.
“Well, I appreciate Bishop Kukah. I don’t think we have interacted on one-on-one but if you follow him, you will know that he is down to earth when it has to do with telling the truth.
“Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy so he could not have been calling for military overthrow of the government.
Explaining further why PFN is defending Kukah, he said:
“The issues that he raised are very glaring. Now, it is only in this country that you can’t talk against government and go free. What is the dust for? I know that the minister of information is paid for his job but he should be honest enough to face certain truth.
“People call Mr. Trump all kinds of names and never has anybody been sued for insulting him but people have been sued in Nigeria for insulting the president.
“Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians. And any attempt by anybody to impose a section of the nation upon the other is bound to cause chaos.
“Bishop Kukah should be seen as a patriot and not a sacrificial lamb. He is not a hater of government but a lover of truth. I stand wholeheartedly on his views,” he said.