#EndSARS: Bishop Kukah Asks The Question All Nigerians Want An Answer For "Why Won't Buhari Address The Nation Amidst This National Crisis?"
Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, has joined millions of Nigerians in expressing surprise over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “continued silence” over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos state. as well as the other spates of violence that have now spread across the country.
Speaking during a Channels TV programme yesterday, the cleric said it is the responsibility of the president to communicate his feelings to citizens and set the country on a particular path.
“I really cannot understand this. I feel totally helpless in the sense that I cannot find any reason and I don’t think any Nigerian in the right frame of mind can find a reason to why the president has remained so silent on this crisis,”
According to Kukah, religious bodies have no authority and can only function as voices of restraint but that the youth who are putting their lives on the line by going out to fight for their rights need to be let known “ that someone feels their pain.”
Kukah said the apology rendered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was to compensate for the president’ silence but the nation still deserved to hear from its number one citizen.
Over the weekend Osinbajo had apologised to Nigerians for the slow response of the federal government to the issues raised by the protesters, adding that judicial panels of inquiry would be set up in all states to ensure justice is served. Osinbajo yesterday also condemned the tragic shooting incident which has now attracted global attention.
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