By Ismail Auwal
The Northern Christians Forum of Nigeria (NCFN) has warned Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah to avoid using the pulpit from political gain.
The group, in a statement signed by its President, Rev. Dr. Josiah Nabut, on Sunday in Barnawa, Kaduna State, also distanced itself from Kukah’s statement criticising the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group has argued that the cleric is derailing from the purpose of serving the laity, and has now made himself a tool in the hands of manipulative politicians.
In a tacit disapproval, the NCFN dismissed most of the Bishop Kukah’s claims against Buhari as a “rehash from certain political oracles he usually visits.”
However, they urged him to desist from lending himself to be used by politicians, because his gift is to serve all of humanity, not himself.
They also expressed concerned that the pulpit which should be regarded and treated as sacred is being used as a platform for political schemes by some clerics from Northern Nigeria.
“We have decided to intervene to call those who have taken this path of dishonour to desist as it is not in the overall good of the laity and to open the eyes of those who see nothing wrong with this and may want to emulate it,” the group said.