By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto
“For those who are familiar with Kukah’s antics, this is not the first of its kind, as he utilizes every available opportunity during public lectures, homilies, media interviews to pour his spurious and venomous attack on Islam and Muslims, especially those of Northern Nigerian extraction,” confirmed the Acting Chairman of Sokoto Muslim Solidarity Forum, Professor Isah Muhammad Maishanu at a Press briefing at the Press Centre.
He said it was on record that he was at the forefront of ‘antagonizing Shari’a Law implementation in some States of Northern Nigeria’, even though, it is a constitutional right of the Muslims and is not applicable to Christians.
“Bishop Kukah who lives happily and peacefully at the centre of the seat of the Caliphate for almost a decade now, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the city that is founded on the teachings of Islam, and benefitting from the goodwill of northern leaders right from childhood and up to this moment, could not see anything good to appreciate in his Muslim hosts or their religion, to disparage them. Rather he is always using provocative and uncouthly language that signifies a deeply rooted and blind pathological hatred for anything Islamic”, averred the Professor.
He further said the callous statements are unbecoming of someone who parades himself as Secretary to National Peace Committee and a member of Inter-religious Council (NEREC).