Dino Melaye warns Buhari against arresting Bishop Kukah

Dino Melaye, former Senator representing Kogi West, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against attempting to arrest the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, over his Christmas message.

Reacting, Melaye in a Tweet warned Buhari against arresting or embarrassing Bishop Kukah.

He also said the President will be shown that the government isn’t owned by him but the people if he fails to heed to the warning.

“Arrest or try to embarass Bishop Kukah and we will prove to you that Government is not owned by you but the people.

“They want to scare every body. Kill fear and speak the truth to power,” he wrote.

Leave Bishop Kukah, fight bandits – Shehu Sani to Northern youths

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has called on youths in the North to fight bandits and leave Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah alone.

In his Christmas message, Kukah had accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of nepotism.

He claimed that Buhari had sacrificed the dreams of Nigerians on the alter of nepotism and Northern hegemony.

But, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, accused the clergyman of attempting to destroy the quest for national integration by instigating violence.

CNG said Kukah was using religion to cause disharmony and facilitate the further emasculation of Northern Nigerian Muslims.

However, Sani, in a tweet wrote: “My Dear Northern Youths; leave the Kukah in Sokoto and fight the Bandits in your shokoto.”

Bishop Kukah should be arrested, prosecuted for treason – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has called for the arrest and prosecution of the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah for treasonable fealony.

AYCF’s National President, Yerima Shettima said Kukah was inciting coup against a democratic government.

Bishop Kukah, in his Christmas Day article, had accused Buhari of nepotism, adding that there would have been a coup if a non-Northern Muslim had become President.

Reacting to Kukah’s remark, Shettima urged the Federal Government to place Bishop Kukah on a special watch list.

Shettima said Kukah was openly attempting to “set the South against the North in order to destabilize our country and further complicate matters.”

The statement reads partly: “The AYCF demands the immediate arrest and prosecution of Bishop Kukah for what it described as treasonable felony against the Nigerian state

“Such a reckless statement by Kukah betrays something much more sinister against both the North and the nation as a whole.

“If Kukah wants to play politics, he should not do so in the pulpit and he should keep the Bishop’s office aside and choose any Nigerian political party platform to contest for President in 2023 and stop all the pretences”.