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I never called for a coup – Kukah


Bishop Hassan Kukah, Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese has denied ever calling for a coup.

The Bishop in a Christmas message had said that there would’ve been a coup if a non-Muslim president had done a fraction of what the president has done.

Kukah, in a media conference with selected journalists at the St Bakhita Secretariat in Sokoto on Monday night said it was unfair to say he called for a coup.

“I am pained and very sad that my emergency critics never see that many innocent lives are being lost on a daily basis. The loss of lives in the last ten years, even before the advent of this administration, calls for concern.

“The reactions are a reflection of every citizen that make up Nigeria. It is sad that when you drop something in Nigeria, everybody goes back to their enclave and abandon the larger picture. I am someone who never takes offense to what people say about me.

“What I said was my opinion based on evidence and what has happened in Nigeria, and if you looked into the records, there is evidence that justifies that statement, and if anyone thinks I am wrong, they should come out with a superior position.

“It is unfair for a journalist or news medium to report that I called for a coup while expressing my personal view about Nigeria,” he noted.

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