The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving Nigerians far more vulnerable than he met them in 2015.
According to online reports that the fiery cleric stated this in his 2022 Christmas Message released on Sunday and titled, ‘Nigeria: Let Us Turn A New Page.’
Kukah asserted that President Buhari has failed to keep to his lofty promises made to Nigerians while campaigning in 2014 ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
He expressed happiness that Buhari’s health has improved in the last seven-and-a-half years but wished millions of Nigerians enjoy a fraction of Buhari’s enhanced health through access to better healthcare services in the country.
He wrote: “Mr President Sir, a merry Christmas to you and your entire family. I speak for myself and Nigerians when I say, we thank God that He mercifully restored you to good health. We know that you are healthier now than you were before. We can see it in the spring in your steps, the thousands of miles you have continued to cover as you travel abroad. May God give you more years of good health.
“However, I also wish that millions of our citizens had a chance to enjoy just a fraction of your own health by a measurable improvement in the quality of health care in our country. It is sad that despite your lofty promises, you are leaving us far more vulnerable than when you came, that the corruption we thought would be fought has become a leviathan and sadly, a consequence of a government marked by nepotism.
“In my Christmas Message last year, I pointed out the fact that you had breached the Constitution by your failure to honour and adhere to the federal character provisions of our Constitution. The evidence is all before us all.”