Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, has stated that Nigerians appear to be confused about the state of the country.
He made the remarks on Wednesday in Abuja, during Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto’s 70th birthday celebration.
“From what I’ve heard from the panellists, we appear to be confused about our country,” the ex-Lagos State governor said. “We inherited tongues from the Bible, but our diversity is a sign of prosperity.”
Tinubu hailed him for his contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria, describing him as a great man who is endowed with resilient intellectual abilities.
In commending the cleric for building an institution on his 70th birthday anniversary, he charged the Sokoto Bishop to also build the nation.
The APC candidate, who pledged to contribute to the completion of the Kukah project, charged Nigerians to also contribute to the development of the nation.
He added, “You are building an institution in honour of your 70th birthday. I am 70 too. Bishop, you will build not just the institution but the greatness of a nation.
“It is on your shoulder; it is on mine and we must build it together. I must and I will contribute handsomely personally to build and see to the completion of that institution because it reflects something.”
On his part, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, described Kukah for his undying love for the country.
Tambuwal, who chaired Kukah’s 70th birthday celebration in Abuja, commended Kukah for his strong belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria.
He said that although Kukah’s criticism of the nation’s bad governance has been controversial, he (Kukah) believed Nigeria could and would come out of the doldrums of failed political leadership.
The event was attended by key political actors for the 2023 elections, including the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; his running mate, Kashim Shettima; the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and many others.