The Catholic Church has backed Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Fr. Hasan Kukah’s position on the state of the nation.
Bishop Kukah had in his Christmas message which has stirred reactions from all quarters bemoaned the nepotism, which according to him, had characterised the government of President Buhari.
The cleric claimed there could have been a coup or war in the country if a non-Nothern Muslim was the President in the last five years and did some of the things Buhari was doing.
The Director of Social Communication, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, in CSN, Rev. Fr. Mike Umoh, in a statement expressed concern over allegations that Kukah was trying to instigate violence and hinder national integration with his message.
Rev. Umoh, describing the attackers as ‘agents of evil’, said that the Catholic Church of Nigeria stands with Kukah owing to the continued security and economic challenges facing the country.
Umoh said, “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 Catholic Church urged Christians to stand up for the truth and not choose to do nothing.
“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,” the statement added.