President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Dr Felix Omobude, has backed the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, on his controversial Christmas message.
Omobude, while addressing journalists in his church premises in Benin, described Bishop Kukah as speaking the truth.
The Christmas message which has drawn reactions from the Presidency, Northern Elders Forum, Muslim Rights Concern, Coalition of Northern Groups, among other Nigerians, was titled, ‘A nation in search of vindication,’ and accuses President Muhammadu Buhari of favouritism towards the North in his handling of the nation’s affairs.
The PFN boss said, “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 and germane.
“Now, it is only in this country that you can’t talk against 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.
“Bishop Kukah spoke the minds of genuine Nigerians. And any attempt by anybody to impose a section of the nation upon the other, is bound to cause chaos.
“Bishop Kukah should be seen as a patriot and not a sacrificial lamb. He is not a hater of government but he is a lover of truth. I stand wholeheartedly by his views”, he said.