…says he mustn’t be used as sacrificial lamb
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Dr. Felix Omobude, yesterday, called on those attacking the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, over his comments on the state of the nation to desist from it. He said the cleric must not be used as a sacrificial lamb. Omobude, in an interview with newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, said Kukah spoke truth to power and the mind of millions of Nigerians.
He maintained that the vocal cleric should be commended for voicing out when others have kept quiet as things are actually getting out of control. Omobude said: “I appreciate Bishop Kukah. I don’t think we have interacted on one-on-one, but if you follow him, you will know that he is down to earth when it has to do with telling the truth. Bishop Kukah is an advocate of democracy, so he could not have been calling for the military overthrow of the government.
“The issues that he raised are very glaring. Now, it is only in this country that you can’t talk against government and go free. What is the dust for? I know that the Minister of Information is paid for his job, but he should be honest enough to face certain truth.
“So, Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians. And any attempt by anybody to impose a section of the nation upon the other, is bound to cause chaos. “Bishop Kukah should be seen as a patriot and not a sacrificial lamb. He is not a hater of government, but he is a lover of truth. I stand wholeheartedly on his views.” The PFN president, who also spoke on the second wave of the COVID-19, urged Nigerians to take full responsibility in mitigating its spread by adhering to the NCDC protocols.