Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has condemned comments credited to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare, who claimed that acquisition of private jets by religious leaders diminishes moral voices of the church in the war against corruption and are therefore calling for a revolution in the Church of God.
Speaking in a telephone interview, National Director of Research,
Planning and Strategy, Elder Sunday Oibe, urged the Catholic bishop and
the former vice presidential candidate of CPC, that if they have
anything against the person of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, they should come
out and say so, and not hide under the cloak of the gift of a jet to
attack the CAN president.
Oibe, who doubles as the Public Relations Officer of Northern CAN, said he who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.
He said: “If there is any clergyman in the country whose constituency
is government, it is Bishop Kukah, who served every government in power
in the last decade.
“He thinks people have forgotten in a hurry how he served in
Obasanjo’s government and turned round to attack the former president,
or his fraternity with the former Governor James Ibori and his Rivers
State counterpart, Peter Odili.”
Culled from Vanguard