A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has told the Islamic group, Muslim Solidarity Forum, to watch its utterances against the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah.
The acting Chairman of the Sokoto-based religious group, Prof Isa Maishanu had in a statement on Tuesday asked Bishop Kukah to leave the Caliphate or tender apology over what they said were his comments on Islam.
Reacting, the former minister tweeted, “Bishop Hassan Kukah did not attack Islam & has nothing to apologise about. He has always sought for religious tolerance & peaceful co-existence between Christians & Muslims. Those that demand that he “must apologise” or “leave Sokoto” must mind their utterances & keep the peace.
“If anyone can provide me with a video of Kukah calling for violence against Muslims or inciting people against Islam I will give him one million naira.”
Kukah, in his Christmas message, had accused the President Muhammadu Buhari of nepotism and failure to protect Nigerians.
“One Northern Imam after the other have posted videos of lamentation on the social media asking why, with all the cards of power in the hands of northern Muslims, everything is bursting in the seams. How come our region has become a cesspool of blood and death? Why did President Buhari hand over a majority of the plum jobs to Northern Muslims? Was it for efficacy and efficiency? What was the logic? President Buhari must pause and turn around because his policy of nepotism has been rejected by the gods,” the Bishop said.