The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has advised Nigerians to lower their expectations of the presidential candidates ahead of the 2023 elections.
Kukah, who stated that there’s no such thing as “the right candidate,” added that one’s emotions might be misleading.
The outspoken cleric said this in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday night.
Kukah said the real challenge should be how prepared the people are to engage with the politicians after they have been elected into office.
The Bishop asked Nigerians to keep government officials on their toes and to hold them accountable, adding that politicians will always take the people for granted if there are no engagements, or monitoring.
Kukah wondered why any Nigerian would be undecided few weeks to the election amid the myriad of challenges bedeviling the country at the moment.
He said, “Why would anybody be undecided about hunger? Why would anybody be undecided about insecurity? Why would anybody be undecided over the fact that they don’t seem to know where the next meal is going to come from?
“Why would anybody be undecided over the fact that there are no jobs? Why would anybody be undecided about that? So, there needs to be a vigorous battle to overcome cynicism.”
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