The Special Adviser Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has tackled Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, over his claims on the achievement of the present administration.
He said, Kukah’s opinions on national issues are “coloured by politics”, adding that the bishop should heed the call to abandon bishop work and join active politics.
Kukah had in the statement asked Buhari if he had fulfilled his “tall dreams of ending banditry and defeating corruption”.
Reacting to this question, Adesina said his principal had made progress in the fight against insecurity.
His words; “The figure has been coming down progressively over the years and it’s a fact of history. Nobody can change it.
“Someone has said it is even better he (Kukah) puts off his cassock and becomes a full-time politician.
“He (Kukah) is rather too partisan. He is someone we had always admired for his intellectual bent.
“But his opinion has been coloured by politics. He talked about selling the presidential fleet. Was that ever promised?
“In 2015, there were a rash of promises made that even the candidate then did not know about.
“The question is – are we where we were on the issue of banditry in 2015? The job is not fully done but are we where we were?
“If Kukah is true to himself and true to his calling as a cleric he will know that this country is nowhere like it was in terms of banditry as of 2015.”