For The First Time, The President, Senate President, Speaker And Chief Justice Are All Muslims – Mathew Kukah
Mathew Kukah, the Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has accused President Buhari of being incapable or unconcerned in dealing with bandits and other criminals carrying out atrocities in the country’s northern area.
Kukah noted in his statement to the United States Congress Commission that the President has “blatantly pursued nepotistic agenda and policies that show very clearly his preference for men and women of his faith. ”
The Catholic Bishop further claimed that the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, which has been going on for a long time, has escalated in the last ten years, with extremists attacking Christian schools in the north, converting girls to spouses, sex slaves, and spies while indoctrinating them.
“The North, even the whole country, is invaded by armed bandits, kidnappers etc, who attack communities at will. The fact that the government seems to be either helpless or uninterested in dealing decisively with these people has added more confusion.
“The contradiction here is that the President has blatantly pursued nepotistic agenda and policies that show very clearly his preference for men and women of his faith.
“For the first time in Nigeria, the people heading the three arms of government – President, Senate President, Speaker and Chief Justice – are all Muslims. These are all fine gentlemen, but that is not the point. The level of rivalry between Christians and Muslims has worsened. This kind of situation has never happened before.
“The story of Leah Sharibu suggests very clearly that there is, in many instances, a relationship between the conditions in which people find themselves and their faith.
“In 2020, some of our priests in the North were killed. The extremists kidnapped our children and forcefully converted them to Muslims. What is significant here is that we are in a democracy; with weak structures and institutions. These are existential issues. So, we require practical assistance that can help us and our children.”