The Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has joined other groups to react to Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah’s outburst on Buhari’s government, saying that the cleric should go to court rather than calling for an undemocratic process to addressing the alleged poor governance.
The Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese was quoted to have attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government in his Christmas message, accusing it of nepotism and incompetence.
However, the NEF in its reaction said, though, it cannot agree less with Bishop Kukah that, Buhari’s government lacks respect for inclusiveness, it feels, it is irresponsible to search for solutions to the problems outside the democratic process.
The NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed in an Interview with The Nation said, the nation is paying a heavy price for mediocrity and ineffectiveness in key areas of decision-making under President Buhari. He however said that the Forums will not encourage even contemplation of any other form of government other than one that emerges democratically.
The NEF’s spokesman said that Nigerians who feel there are sufficient grounds to challenge the administration should seek redress in court.
Source – The Nation