A member of the Home of Representatives, representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency of Kogi State, Teejay Yusuf, has declared that the continued criticisms and verbal assaults towards Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah had been a deliberate try to divert from the real issued raised within the Bishop’s Christmas message to the nation.
The Bishop of Catholic of Sokoto Diocese, Kukah, had in his Christmas message, “A Nation seeking vindication”, stated that there was no means any non-Northern Muslim President might have finished a fraction of what President Buhari had finished by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
The message, nevertheless, met stern resistance and condemnation from the federal government and members of various teams, resembling MURIC, the Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board, Northern Elders Discussion board, Coalition of Northern Teams, amongst others.
In an announcement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Teejay Yusuf famous that the useless assaults from the Federal Authorities and what he described as “its bands of sycophants” from the North and different components of the nation, replicate untold hypocrisy and double requirements.
The Home of Representatives member noticed that the majority of these attacking the Catholic Bishop have prolonged members of the family who’re dealing with the stark realities of present waves of insecurity, unemployment and poverty that’s far a lot worse than what obtained 6 years in the past.
He emphasised that Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah’s resolution to talk reality to energy was applauded through the Goodluck Jonathan period however was now being mischievously misinterpreted as a name for rebel.
He added that it was much more attention-grabbing when the minister with the least stage of credibility in your complete Federal Cupboard speaks towards the expression of such truthful criticism about grave nationwide points at Christmas interval.
Mr Yusuf defined that simply this Monday that information report emerged about 4 totally different assaults carried out by bandits in Safana and Sabuwa native authorities areas of Mr President’s Katsina State, whereby a newly-wedded couple and greater than eight individuals had been kidnapped, with a number of villagers nursing gunshot wounds.
Based on him, the criticism was a vital a part of democracy.
He recalled that within the January 6, 1984 letter from the Head of the Federal Navy Authorities, Main-Normal Muhammadu Buhari to then British Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, he justified the treasonable coup plot that overthrew the democratically-elected Shehu Shagari administration on the idea of failure to actualize residents’ optimistic expectations.
Particularly, he said that the letter highlighted corruption within the public service, including, ‘incompetence within the administration of nationwide useful resource, led the nation to build up large inside and exterior money owed’, lack of jobs, inflation and insecurity “whereby employed assassins and marauders had been overtly starting to follow their commerce in broad daylight”.
He stated, at present, opposite to the tripodal utopian promise of “financial system, safety and anti-corruption” made by the APC Federal Authorities, all of the ills that plagued the Shagari authorities had turn out to be manifestly deepened in harmful dimensions beneath the current APC Federal Authorities.
However, he stated, regardless of obligatory criticisms and unavoidable political variations, Nigerians should all make it clear that whether or not it’s Buhari or any future President from East, West, North or South, Nigerian residents would resolutely resist any coup agenda by any navy adventurer and their anarchist civilian cohorts.
The federal lawmaker additional defined that Kukah’s critics simply missed the purpose with out realising that real lovers of reality and justice would rise to help the cleric towards these making futile efforts to discredit his truthful message.
He added that Bishop Kukah spoke towards at the moment prevalent nepotism, in addition to the fearsome indicators of a failed state when he raised problems with ‘limitless bloodletting, a collapsing financial system, social anomie, home and group violence, kidnappings, armed robberies.’