PFN defends Kukah, says he speaks truth to power

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Wednesday defended the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah over his comments on the country’s current critical situation.

Kukah had in his Christmas message titled, “A nation in search of vindication”, decried endless killings, armed robbery, kidnapping, dwindling economy, nepotism, among others.

Ever since he commented on the difficult situation of the country, the bishop has been vilified by various groups including religious groups in the country who alleged that his view was a call for a coup against President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

But speaking with journalists in Benin City, Felix Omobude, national president of PFN called on those attacking the Catholic bishop to refrain from it.

Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministry (GLIM)-NEW Covenant Gospel Church (NCGC), posited that Kukah should be commended for voicing objections to the way the country is being led.

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While noting that the bishop should be acknowledged as a patriot, Omobude said Kukah spoke the minds of the majority who have kept quiet for long.

“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 the 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.

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