..Say’s calling for Bishop Kukah’s arrest baseless, sensless
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Southern kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) Youth Wing, has described Arewa Youths Consultative Forum as tribalistic, ethnistic and religious bigotry, for calling for the arrest of Bishop Kukah over his Christmas day message.
SOKAPU Youth Wing, in a statement signed by its National youth leader, Comrade John Isaac, stated that the statement credited to Arewa Youths Consultative Forum and signed by it’s national President Yerima Shetima, calling for the arrest of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah over his Christmas day message was baseless and sensless.
Tbe release made available to journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday by the SOKAPU Youth, stressed that, calling for the arrest of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah over his Christmas day message where the Bishop, out of love for country, stated that the President would had been long over thrown if he were to be a Non Northern Muslim, given the “gross nepotistic leadership style of his administration, was naive and lacks of sense of history on the part of Arewa youth.
It stated that “The attention of the Youth Wing of SOKAPU has been drawn to a statement credited to Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, signed by it’s national president Yerima Shetima, calling for the arrest of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah over his Christmas day message, where the Bishop out of love for country, stated that “considering the gross nepotistic leadership style of the president and his administration, the president would had been long over thrown if he were to be a Non Northern Muslim”.
SOKAPU Youth also stated, “We’re however surprised and sadden that despite the visible failure of the Buhari administration evident in the high rate of kidnapping and banditry even in the president’s Katsina.
“That despite the poor state of the Nigerian economy which has seen Nigeria plunged into recession for the Second time in five years with a ridiculous foreign reserve and an embarrassing debt profile.
“That despite clear signs of maladministration in the Buhari’s administration evident in the fact that the administration has continuously bankrolled bandits and terrorist Boko Haram groups through payment of ransoms and freeing of captured terrorist members under the guise of “repentant members”.
“That despite the clandestine and loopsided composition of the security architecture of the country, Arewa Youths Consultative Forum could allowed it self to be drown in the murky waters of tribalism, ethnic loyalty and religious bigotry, choosing to lookaway the realities of the North which has become a pool of blood and a yard of graves”, it stated.
SOKAPU further stressed that “Yerima’s North is unarguably a valley of dry bones, a dent of terror and horror and unquestionably the most insecured and dangerous part of the country where no one is safe including the President.
“It is therefore unfortunate that the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum would call for the arrest of a Bishop who only pointed out the obvious.
“It thus appears that the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum is naive of historical facts. It is therefore imperative to remind the forum that President Buhari in 1983 thwarted a democratically elected Government of Shehu Shagari citing Nepotism, insecurity, corruption, and poor state of the economy all of which are worst today than they were in 1983.
“It has become necessary therefore to state in clear terms that the entire youths of Southern kaduna distant and disassociate themselves from the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum’s call for the arrest of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, a call we all considers as not just baseless but senseless.
“The Buhari administration is undoubtedly the greatest political and administrave fiasco Nigeria has had since independence.
“While we the Youths and People of Southern kaduna stands firmly with Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah and condemn any call for his arrest.
“We are calling on all well meaning Nigerians to speakout and save the country from sliding into a failed state as the signals are at the moment clearly visible to the blind and audible to the deaf”, it lamented.