Tinubu-Atiku Meeting: Politicians Are Friends, Don’t Die For Them – Kukah Urges Supporters
Eligible voters and supporters of flagbearers in the 2023 general elections have been advised by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah not to kill themselves over politicians.
Kukah noted that politicians in the country are friends contesting for their share of the national cake.
The cleric stated this while speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday.
Recall that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday met at the private wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
Kukah called on the supporters of politicians to learn from the public exchange of pleasantries between Tinubu and Atiku.
According to Kukah, the message from the banter between Tinubu and Atiku is that Nigerians should be wise, eschew violence, and not kill themselves for people drinking from the same pool.
He said, “These politicians are struggling and they’ve lived their lives struggling for the national cake which they will distribute amongst themselves. It is therefore in the interest of ordinary Nigerians to know that they have to vote to stay alive.”
He further stated that their supporters must under that these politicians know themselves regardless of their grandstanding.
The cleric advised supporters of candidates all over the country to be a bit more restrained and wise.
Kukah added, “We ordinary people must figure out how to manage our passion when it comes to politics. Don’t take seriously the grandstanding of the politicians.
“All the things you see about them abusing themselves or quarrelling, you will think they will never shake hands. They are very good friends, and many of them drink from the same pool. So, don’t go and kill yourself for nothing. That is what that message is all about.”