The leadership of the Evangelical Church of Winning All(ECWA) worldwide said there is no denying the fact that Nigeria under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd) is now a centre for bloodshed.
The ECWA church was reacting to the criticisms and condemnations that trailed the homily delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah on Christmas day.
Kukah in his Christmas message, titled: ‘a nation in search of vindication,’ accused President Buhari of deliberately sacrificing the dreams of Nigerians to institutionalise northern hegemony.
The message drew the ire of the Presidency, Muslim Rights Concern as well as the Coalition of Northern Groups.
But the leadership of the ECWA church worldwide in a statement authored by its General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Nmadu in Kaduna on Tuesday, insisted that there was nothing new in what the bishop said.
The ECWA church noted that the cleric had spoken the minds of millions of Nigerians and warned that nothing untoward must happen to Kukah.
They said rather than the Federal Government dissipating its energy to sponsoring fake groups to attack the revered Bishop, President Buhari “should face the job for which he swore to.”
The statement titled, ‘Bishop Kukah spoke our minds and nothing must happen to him, said
“The Federal Government must immediately take steps towards addressing those concerns raised by Bishop Kukah, rather than sponsoring fake groups to attack the revered Bishop.
“There is no denying the fact that Nigeria under General Buhari is now a centre of bloodshed. Killings, banditry, kidnappings and all forms of insecurities are now order of the day.
“The President should face the job for which he swore to. Mr. President, fulfill your campaign promises, secure the country and make life better for all of us.
“The earlier this administration take steps to addressing these genuine concerns and stop living in denial, the better for them and the country.
“This country belongs to all of us. And No section of this country should be made superior than the other. We are bonafide citizens with equal rights. Enough of this shenanigans.
“Some of these uncharitable groups have even called for the arrest of our revered Bishop. Arrest a man that spoke the minds of millions of Nigerian? They must be joking.
“There is nothing new about what Bishop Kukah said, the Bishop has spoken our minds, and we will resist any attempt by any group or agency of Government to harm him. Enough of this intimidation.
“We invite the international community and Nigerians to hold General Buhari and his government responsible should anything happen to Bishop Kukah.
“As a matter of fact, Nepotism under General Buhari administration is topnotch. This administration has a first class in nepotism and maladministration.”ENDS.