Kukah said these on Friday, December 25, 2020, in his Christmas message titled, ‘A Nation in Search of Vindication.’
He said, “This government owes the nation an explanation as to where it is headed as we seem to journey into darkness. The spilling of blood must be related to a more sinister plot that is beyond our comprehension. Are we going to remain hogtied by these evil men or are they gradually becoming part of a larger plot to seal the fate of our country?
President Buhari deliberately sacrificed the dreams of those who voted for him for what seemed like a programme to stratify and institutionalise northern hegemony by reducing others in public life to second-class status. He has pursued this self-defeating and alienating policy at the expense of greater national cohesion.
“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and got away with it. There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The President may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions.”
According to Punch, Kukah further said that Buhari’s alleged nepotism and commitment to reinforce northern hegemony had dire implications.
The cleric added that prominent northerners had started pointing out the consequences of the president’s nepotism on national cohesion and trust.
On the recent abduction of schoolboys in Katsina state and similar incidents in recent past, Kukah said the incidents have exposed the danger children are exposed to in the northern part of the country.