Sokoto, 20 April, 2022 / 9:38 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese known for speaking boldly against failures in good governance has said that he does not speak to gain followers but “to invoke conversation”.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah whose Easter 2022 Message has ignited controversy, with a State official accusing the Catholic Church leader of “damning the government in the most un-Christian terms” has said he is not guided “by how many hands are raised in support of” him.
In a Tuesday, April 19 interview with Arise Tv, Bishop Kukah said, “I have never tried to speak because I want people to agree with me. I speak my mind.”
“I am a Christian and I think everybody who has some level of faith should be convinced that you do not measure what you say by how many hands are raised in support of you. It is only the truth that validates itself," the Nigerian Bishop said.
The Local Ordinary of Sokoto Diocese further said that he is happy when people react to his messages because "I am a public intellectual and my duty is to invoke conversation."