No Nigerian should be undecided on candidate to vote for – Kukah
Written by City Radio on January 12, 2023
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says that no Nigerian should be undecided about the candidates to vote for in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Kukah made this assertion while speaking in an interview on a Television program today,Wednesday.
According to Kukah, Nigerians should not be undecided considering the abundance of problems facing the country at present.
The Bishop argued that there should be a vigorous battle among Nigerians to overcome cynicism.
The cleric advised Nigerians to lower their expectations on political choices, saying that there is no such thing as “the right candidate” in elections, as that might be a projection of one’s emotions.
Kukah noted that the real challenge should be how prepared the people are to engage with the politicians after they have been elected into office. He said this is where civil society, trade unions, town unions, groups, media and religious bodies are needed.
According to him, without engagements, politicians will always take the people for granted. He argued that the Nigerian situation is made worse by the fact that those in power cripple the institutions.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah as the ‘Most Vigorous Fighter’.
Buhari stated this when the executive members of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) paid him a courtesy visit.
Kukah had in his 2022 Christmas message attacked Buhari, noting that everything had failed in his administration.
He complained bitterly about nepotism, favoritism and breach of federal character in Buhari’s administration.
However, after the meeting today in Abuja, the president during group photographs, did away with all “malice” and shook hands with the Bishop, describing him as “most vigorous fighter.”