Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Head Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, has claimed that the lingering #EndSARS protests will persist until President Muhammadu Buhari addresses Nigerians.
Kukah said this while responding to questions on Channel Television’s Politics Today, on Wednesday.
He said that every done by Buhari so far points to the fact that the President is ill-advised concerning the happenings in the nation in recent times.
Buhari is known for his slow-to-act leadership, even as many have criticized him in some quarters for his refusal to hold live press meetings. In all his speeches to the nation, it has been addresses, with no reporters around to throw questions at him.
“Unfortunately for us, we have a President that seems almost unwilling to respond to the kind of reflexes that show evidence that he is listening to wise counsel.”
“Time is not on our side. You cannot kill people on the streets of Nigeria and 24 hours after, the President has still not spoken. Now, this culture of I-don’t-care has matured to this point where we see corpses on the road and nothing has changed.”
“What the youths are doing today is of much momentum and significance. And let the truth be told, we are not going to see the end of this so soon unless and until the President somehow wakes up to the fact that we have a major crisis on our hands.”
“Ordinarily, it is not possible that we have this much blood on the streets of Nigeria yet there is no national broadcast, there is no show of empathy and nobody has lost his job,” Kukah said.