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Bishop Kukah: presidency faults group asking cleric to leave Sokoto

by Kunle Awosiyan

The presidency has faulted a group, the Muslim Solidarity Forum, over a threat it issued to the bishop of Sokoto diocese, Rev Matthew Kukah, to tender an apology over a recent comment credited to him or leave the state.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency described the situation as an assault on the cleric’s freedom.

The presidency also declared that Bishop Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics, describing the stance by the Muslim solidarity forum as wrong and not in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

While admitting that Bishop Kukah offended many with his controversial remarks against the government and the person of the president, the presidency called for restraint, warning that groups or factions such as the Muslim Solidarity Forum must not give quit notices, neither should they unilaterally sanction any perceived breaches.

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