- The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum called for the arrest and prosecution of the Bishop who was accused of calling for a coup.
The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Reverend Matthew Kukah has reacted to calls that he should drop his priestly garment and join politics to effect the changes he desires to see in the country.
Kukah, who dismissed the calls noted that he has no plan to play partisan politics for any reason adding that those who linked his message to partisan politics are only playing to the gallery.
According to the Cleric, people who are calling him to join partisan politics are totally ignorant of elementary politics and the role of a Priest.
He, however, dismissed claims made by some Nigerians that his Christmas day message was a call to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration (read more here).
Kukah Speaks On Alleged Call For Coup
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Bishop Kukah stated that he never called for a coup noting that it is painful that his critics never see that many innocent lives are being lost on a daily basis.
The Cleric stressed that the loss of lives in the last ten years, even before the advent of the Buhari-led administration, calls for concern.
Kukah opined that it is unfair for a journalist or news medium to report that he called for a coup while expressing his personal view about Nigeria.
Earlier in his Christmas message, Kukah said that Nigeria would have suffered a military coup or be thrown into a war if a non-northern Muslim president was in power and has done a fraction of what Buhari has done since assuming office in 2015.
Reacting to the message, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum called for the arrest and prosecution of the Bishop who was accused of calling for a coup.