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HURIWA lambasts Garba Shehu for attacking Bishop Kukah over report to US Congress

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Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA, has lambasted Garba Shehu, a Senior Particular Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, over what it described as unbridled tendencies and unwholesome disrespect proven to Roman Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah.

HURIWA accused Shehu of getting used his phrases carelessly within the rejoinder he issued towards Kukah’s presentation to the American Congress just lately.

The rights group believes that Kukah’s assertion to the US congress Committee on International Affairs wanted to not have generated controversy if not that Nigeria below President Muhammadu Buhari has degenerated to a Banana Republic whereby the elected leaders have turned themselves into tyrants who’re petrified of the reality.

In his assertion earlier than the Congress, as DAILY POST reported, the cleric had, amongst different issues, alleged that Christians had been being focused by insurgents and bandits and Buhari was displaying choice for individuals of his faith and ethnic group in issues of appointments and within the enforcement of the related insurance policies and authorized framework towards the rising insecurity.

Angered by this, Garba Shehu, in a scathing response on behalf of the Presidency, described the cleric’s allegations as false and lambasted the revered Bishop.

Shehu thought of it “troubling when a so-called man of the Church copies the worst excesses of these searching for private development in public workplace.”

The Presidency additionally expressed disappointment that some residents threw their weight behind Kukah following his feedback.

Nonetheless, HURIWA, in its response via the Nationwide Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the Nationwide Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf mentioned that Shehu has solely succeeded in celebrating his scanty understanding of the Structure by making unintelligent and insensitive remarks.

HURIWA has requested Shehu to do a brief intensive programme on the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 so he understands the fuller intents of the related sections that talk to the problems of Federal character rules.

The Rights group mentioned the Federal character of Nigeria consists of the truth that Nigeria is a rustic with two dominant religions of Christians and Moslems and others reminiscent of African conventional worshippers.

“We completely endorse the presentation made by His Lordship the Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto for these are info which can be empirical and we’re witnesses to the continued nepotistic appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari and the constant killings of Christian clerics by Islamists are info which the President can’t disguise from.”

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