National Conference Unnecessary – Kukah
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah has said that the proposed National Conference scheduled to begin next month will not achieve any tangible thing for the people of Nigeria.
Speaking to Hausa Service of the BBC, monitored in Abuja, the cleric said that the proposed conference would not be an avenue to tackle problems bedeviling Nigeria rather a place for political gossip, accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of inviting mostly politicians to the conference.
Bishop Kukah said that worsening living conditions being faced by many Nigerians does not necessarily require the convocation of a national conference for it to be solved and therefore accused Jonathan of governing the country without conscience.
He lamented the current political situation in Nigeria. “The entire landscape is riddled with all kinds of characters some with criminal records who come into politics simply because it is the only way they can earn a living,” he said.
He said that President Jonathan should have presented the idea as one of his manifestos before the election that brought him into office.
“Jonathan should have thought of something important than proposing national conference that had drawn divergent views,” the cleric said.
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