According to report reaching oyogist.com, a former Nigerian Minister of Aviation and Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has cautioned the Muslim Solidarity Forum, to be very careful of their choice of words on the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah.
Father Kukah had earlier in his december message attacked Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism, tribalism and failure to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“One Northern Imam after the other have posted videos of lamentation on the social media asking why, with all the cards of power in the hands of northern Muslims, everything is bursting in the seams. How come our region has become a cesspool of blood and death? Why did President Buhari hand over a majority of the plum jobs to Northern Muslims? Was it for efficacy and efficiency? What was the logic? President Buhari must pause and turn around because his policy of nepotism has been rejected by the gods,” Kukah said.
The message which didn’t go down well with the Nigerian Islamic community quickly became a national debatable issue among the northern Nigerian Muslim community who spared no opportunity in attacking the Catholic Bishop.
Reacting to the northern Islamic community’s insults on the the Catholic Bishop, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, took to his official Twitter handle to give a stern warning to the Muslim Solidarity Forum to be mindful of their choice of words.
“Bishop Hassan Kukah did not attack Islam & has nothing to apologise about. He has always sought for religious tolerance & peaceful co-existence between Christians & Muslims. Those that demand that he “must apologise” or “leave Sokoto” must mind their utterances & keep the peace.
“If anyone can provide me with a video of Kukah calling for violence against Muslims or inciting people against Islam I will give him one million naira,” Fani Kayode tweeted.