Beg or quit order: Presidency warns Islamic forum, Kukah

By Bolaji Ogundele, Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja and Elo Edremoda, Warri

The threat issued to Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Mathew Hassan Kukah by Muslim Solidarity Forum (MSF) is unconstitutional, the Presidency said Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, the group asked Bishop Kukah to apologise to the Muslim Ummah for alleged “malicious comments” against Islam or quietly leave the state.

The outspoken cleric came under attacks from various groups, mostly Islamic, after his Christmas Day message, in which he criticised the Buhari administration for what he described as its “nepotism”.

He restated his position in a sermon he gave on January 6 at the funeral of the late Archbishop Peter Jatau in Kaduna

In it, Kukah described Nigeria as “a wasteland” and “a nation at war against itself” and vowed to continue speaking out his mind.

The Presidency faulted the call by the group for Bishop Kukah to vacate Sokoto as contrary to the constitution and…

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