Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has attacked the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, over his suggestion that there would have been a coup had a Southerner occupied the Nigerian seat of power in the last five years
MURIC described the Bishop as a first-class blackmailer in a press statement issued on Monday signed by Professor Ishaq Akintola, director of the organization.
The group berated Kukah, wondering why the cleric never attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who it accused of mass land donation to churches during his time in office.
The group said it was shocked by the attack on Islam as a religion by Kukah, accusing the Catholic Bishop of referring to Islam as a violent religion.
MURIC expressed that by his comment, Bishop Kukah had called for a coup and forceful removal of President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
According to MURIC, Kukah’s comment was “reckless, inflammatory and unguarded. It is the most egregious, luciferous, serpentine and diabolical statement of the year 2020. Hasan Mathew Kukah is ululating from the wrong side of the pulpit.”
MURIC said that Bishop Kukah had always been in the habit of trying to demarket any Muslim President, adding that it was disappointed this statement came from no other but the secretary of Nigeria’s Peace Committee.