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Leave Kukah Alone! -Coalition of Nigerian Muslims Professionals

The coalition of Nigerian Muslim Professionals, on Tuesday, urged those crucifying Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah on his Christmas Day criticisms of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration to let him be.

The group said if there were more persons like the bishop in Nigeria, the country would be a better place.

It then urged the president not to take the wake-up call of Kukah’s message with levity.

This was revealed in a statement by its National Coordinator, Prof. Mohammed Inuwa, where the coalition stated that while President Buhari may have meant well for the country, some of his actions have not tilted towards unity.

The coalition, however condemned attacks trailing Kukah’s Christmas Day Message, saying the revered Bishop was too learned to suggest the ignoble path of a coup.

“Even during the military era where people dreaded the powers that be at the time, Bishop Kukah, who was then a Catholic priest, spoke truth to those at the helm of affairs without fear or favour, the group further argued..

“He has shown through his actions all the years that he is a true son of Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

“We should support him for being bold enough to come out to speak what many Nigerians know is the truth but afraid to speak out for fear of the leadership.

“While we must admit that President Muhammad Buhari means well for the nation, we must say that most people in his government are grossly incompetent and don’t deserve to stay around power even in an uncivilised space,” the coalition said.


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