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Friday 22nd January 2021,
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Kukah Did Not Attack Islam, He has Nothing To Apologise For, Fani-Kayode Replies Northern Group

Kukah Did Not Attack Islam

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has faulted the call by a group that the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, should leave the state, following the latter’s Christmas message.

An Islamic group, Muslim Solidarity Forum, Sokoto, had advised Kukah to quietly leave Sokoto or stop what it termed “his malicious vituperations against Islam and Muslims”.

The group’s acting chairman, Professor Isa Maishanu, in a statement, noted that the bishop with his statement, was trying to break the age-long peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians.

The group was reacting to the Catholic bishop’s Christmas message in which he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of institutionalising northern hegemony while reducing other parts of the country to second-class status.

The statement became controversial as it was condemned by the Nigerian government, and some northern and Islamic group.

He, however, received support from the Catholic church, pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, among others.

Maishanu, in a statement, directed Muslim leaders, who out of magnanimity had been showing goodwill to Kukah to realise that he is taking their kindness for granted.

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