According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) of Nigeria has criticised Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah for reportedly suggesting the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari through an undemocratic process.
Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese in his Christmas address to his congregation accused the President of nepotism.
He said: “This government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness.‘The spilling of this blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension.
“President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony by reducing others in public life to second class status.
“He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
“There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war.“However, God does not sleep. We can see from the inexplicable dilemma of his North.”
The NEF in its report disagreed with Bishop Kukah while stating that it won’t support any competition from any government, that emerges un-democratic.
A statement by the forum read:
“The Northern Elders Forum will not encourage even contemplation of any other form of government other than one that emerges democratically.
“The Forum believes that it is irresponsible to search for solutions to President Buhari’s poor governance outside the democratic process” The statement read in part.