Critic, Femi Fani-Kayode has thrown his weight behind the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah for accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism.
He said those who refused to accept the truth should jump into the Lagoon.
In his Christmas message on Friday, the bishop said there could have been a coup if a non-northern Muslim president did a fraction of what Buhari has done.
According to Kukah, Buhari’s government owed the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as the nation seemed to journey into darkness.
“The spilling of this blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they gradually becoming part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country.
President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him to what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony. He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and gotten away with it.
“There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The President may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions,” he had said.
Kukah’s comment drew lots of criticism from the Federal Government, as Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed cautioned the cleric, saying his words bred hatred and disunity.
Reacting this development, Fani-Kayode said the bishop had spoken courageously the bitter truth and called a spade a spade.
He said those who were not comfortable with his words and not ready to accept the truth should jump into the Lagoon.
“Bishop Kukah has courageously spoken the bitter truth & called a spade a spade. Those that are not comfortable with his words and are not ready to accept that truth should go & jump in the lagoon or hug a transformer.
Kukah has said what I have been saying for the last 5 years!” he tweeted.