Kukah Still Pained Buhari Didn’t Patronise Him – Femi Adesina

Written by on July 11, 2023

In a tweet on Tuesday, Femi Adesina, a former spokesman for ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, suggested that the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, may still hold resentment towards Buhari for not appointing him as Nigeria’s President. Adesina’s tweet came shortly after Kukah made remarks stating that Nigerians had witnessed a severe phase of corruption during the Buhari administration.

Kukah delivered a keynote speech on Monday at the 60th call-to-bar anniversary of legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola, in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State. During his speech, the cleric acknowledged that corruption did not originate with the previous administration. However, he argued that the Buhari government had intensified the issue over the course of the last eight years.

“We have seen the worst phase of corruption in Nigeria, Femi Falana, my friend here will speak about that because he has published a series of articles talking about what happened under the Buhari administration.

“They were not the ones who caused corruption but I think in the last administration, we saw the ugliest phase of corruption whether in moral terms, financial terms and other terms,” Kukah said.

Reacting, Adesina said, “Who listens to that Bishop again? He’s still pained that he got no under-the-cassock patronage from Buhari, unlike in the past. As e dey pain them, e dey sweet us.”

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