…Kukah controversial but willing to sacrifice for Nigeria, says Tambuwal
Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal on Wednesday described Bishop Matthew Kukah as a man with an undying love for the country.
Tambuwal, who presides over the ongoing celebration of Kukah’s 70th birthday in Abuja, praised Kukah for his strong belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria.
The event was attended by key political actors for the 2023 elections, including All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; his running mate, Kashim Shettima; the Labor Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and many others.
Tambuwal said that while Kukah’s critique of the nation’s poor governance was controversial, he (Kukah) believed Nigeria could and would come out of the doldrums of failed political leadership.
The governor, represented by a former governor of Imo state and former deputy speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, said Kukah’s love for a United Nigeria had remained unsurpassed.
“His (Kukah’s) writings have become controversial over the years and have angered the current powers, but what is not in doubt is his undying love for Nigeria and Nigerians, and his belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria where justice and equality reign,” he said.
At the time of this posting, the arrival of Tambuwal was announced.
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