iBshop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, on Tuesday lambasted the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, for dekiberately fishing issues and attacking personalities.
Kukah was responding to an attack on his person by both men, in response to his recent criticism of Buhari.
He said: ”
THEY LIKE TO TALK RATHER THAN CLARIFYING POLICIES, KUKAH BLASTS ADESINA, SHEHU
“I am not unaware of the state of mind of Adesina and Shehu. They seem to suspend reason, except Shehu has plans to convert to Christianity. All he does is misinterpret the Bible and I am also surprised Adesina can’t help his friends.
“I have made an offer for them to choose the venue and time to sit down and talk about Nigeria. The job of the spokesman is to publicize Federal Government policies and clarification.
“These are the only spokesman that have involved in all type of writing, never talking to the issue. They are used to just talking rather than clarifying policies. They just second-guess the President while they do the job in an appalling way.
“The spokesmen want to be seen as doing their jobs. President Muhammadu Buhari knows I have the greatest respect for him and he is a gentleman but as a President, he has done a terrible job.
“The President knows it is nothing personal; the President once said to me, ‘Kukah, I know where you stand on issues.’ If you don’t agree with me, let us clarify. I didn’t attack his person, but his policies.
His inability to manage diversity effectively is one of the issues I have with him. I am not the first person to disagree with his policies; his wife also did, so these guys should not sermonise when Nigerians are suffering.”