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Bishop’s opinions are coloured by politics…he is too partisan, Femi Adesina replies Kukah

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has hit out at the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, over his criticism of his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kukah had, in his 2023 Easter Message, knocked Buhari, saying: “As you prepare to return to Daura or Kaduna, I do not know if you feel fulfilled or that you met the tall dreams and goals you set for yourself such as ending banditry, defeating corruption, bringing back our girls, belonging to everybody and belonging to nobody, selling off our presidential fleet and travelling with us etc.”

Reacting to Kukah’s claims, Adesina said the Bishop’s opinions are coloured by politics, adding that he is too partisan.

Adesina spoke on Monday during Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“Those things don’t do credit to Father Kukah’s intellectual posture. He is somebody that we had always admired for his intellectual bent, but his opinions have been coloured by politics,” Adesina said.

“He (Kukah) talked about selling the presidential fleet. Was that ever promised? You know that in 2015, there were rash promises made that even the candidates did not know about. So, how can he start claiming that he promised that?” he queried.

He added: Are we where we were on the issue of banditry in 2015? The job is not fully done, but are we where we were? If Fr Kukah is true to himself and true to his calling, he will know that this country is not where it was in 2015,” he said.

“Selling off our presidential fleet, let him (Kukah) prove that the President made that promise,” he said.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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