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I never called for a coup —Bishop Kukah

As responses and counter-responses keep on following his Christmas message, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has denied requiring an overthrow.

Minister Kukah at a media gathering with chosen writers held at St Bakhita Secretariat in Sokoto on Monday night asked Nigerians to get the exact explanation as opposed to depending on various falsehoods being hawked about in his name.

He accentuated that the message depended on his adoration for the nation and has no political or ulterior intention.

“I am tormented and extremely pitiful that my crisis pundits never observe that numerous blameless lives are being lost consistently. The deficiency of lives over the most recent ten years, even before the approach of this organization, calls for concern.

“The responses are an impression of each resident that make up Nigeria. It is tragic that when you drop something in Nigeria, everyone returns to their area and relinquish the bigger picture. I am somebody who never dislikes what individuals state about me.

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“What I said was my assessment dependent on proof and what has occurred in Nigeria, and on the off chance that you investigated the records, there is proof that legitimizes that assertion, and on the off chance that anybody thinks I am off-base, they should come out with a prevalent position.

“It is out of line for a columnist or news medium to report that I required an overthrow while communicating my own view about Nigeria,” he noted.

To those calling him to drop his organization cassock and join the political quarrel, the candid minister said if he somehow happened to join legislative issues, it would have been during the hour of late Aminu Kano and not presently.

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“I have no arrangement and will never play hardliner legislative issues under any circumstances. The individuals who interface my message to sectarian legislative issues are just putting on a big show.

“Take, for example, splendid Nigerian young people offering remarks about Chelsea or Arsenal and have never been to England, does that make them players of such club sides?

“Things being what they are, the reason will somebody think since Bishop Kukah is talking in this manner he is a legislator? Individuals who make this contention are absolutely uninformed of rudimentary legislative issues and oblivious of the job of a Priest.

“In all actuality a great deal of us have not seen a cleric saying what I am stating. The reality of the situation is, we are all in governmental issues, yet party legislative issues for me, no. I am not an individual from any ideological group and I can’t be. In the event that it comes to casting a ballot, I do my right.

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“Whatever I said can please or disappoint anybody, however that is my own assessment and doesn’t prevent others from saying their own assessment. On the off chance that you think my rationale isn’t right, say yours.

“I generally approve of Muslims, Christians, or some other religion however what I don’t care for is the point at which somebody is utilizing a strict issue to wade into controversy, it isn’t right.”

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