The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, lamented the nepotism he says characterized the government of President Muhammad Bukhari and warned that although Christians will not fight, “God does not sleep”.
In his Christmas message in 2020, Kukah argued that there could be a coup or war in the country if a non-northern Muslim becomes president and does some of the things Bukhari did.
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no chance that any president who is not a northern Muslim could have done a part of what President Bukhari did with his nepotism and got away with it.
“It would have been a military coup a long time ago or Nigeria would be at war.
“The president may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and live with their actions.
“Maybe he is right and Christians cannot be sorry that we do not have a pool of violence that we could get out of this country or threaten it.
“However, God does not sleep. We see from the inexplicable dilemma of his north “, said Kukah.