The youth wing of the Southern kaduna People’s Union described as “baseless and senseless” the call by Arewa Youths Consultative Forum to arrest Bishop Hassan Mathew Kukah over his Christmas message.
SOKAPU-Youth Wing expressed its dissatisfaction in a press statement, which was signed and issued in Kaduna by it’s National Youth Leader, John Isaac.
According to the group, “SOKAPU-Youth Wing attention 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.’
The group further stated that, We are 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 state of origin, Katsina.
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.
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”.
Despite the clandestine and loopsided composition of the security architecture of the country, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum could allowed it self to 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.
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 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