Source: Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, New African magazine, May 2018, pp 64-65

One of the great tragedies of Buhari‘s time in power is the way the presidency has never come to terms with the fact that politics is a contact sport…

We don’t have a political class in Nigeria. We don’t have political parties in the real sense of the word. All you have are conveyor vehicles to enable people to get to power. There are scant economic or political goals, as they are formed as a platform for their leaders to gain office and share wealth within the party…

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

After winning the election, the president missed a trick by failing to visit troubled spots, failing to offer olive branches to groups like the Niger Delta Avengers, Biafra activists and Boko Haram…

There is no Nigerian President who can tell you where they stand from an economic point of view, because they don’t understand the issues…

No attempt in Nigeria has been made to answer the question of where Boko Haram came from. You have a government that doesn’t understand the history of Nigeria…”