Bishop Kukah Says “No World Leader Is As Irresponsible As A Nigerian President”
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, has disclosed that no president of any country in the world could be as irresponsible in the use of power as a Nigerian president.
He stated this in his address during the annual lecture at the Ulefunta/Oyemekun festival in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday.
According to Kukah, no President in the world could boast of the kind of power available to the Nigerian President.
His words: “No President in the world has the kind of power the Nigerian president has and as such, no President in the world can be as irresponsible as the Nigerian President.
“His power is so much that he can give oil bloc to his girlfriend and many others. You thus can’t be a man of honour and live in a country like Nigeria and not be angry.
“What is the problem? It is the dilemma of leadership. In America, there are basic expectations of what a President should be. For instance, he must have gone through Harvard as an institution, he must have language and track record, not even wealth. You can’t surprise the system.
“Here in Nigeria, a local government Chairman wants to be Governor; the Governor wants to be President and the President doesn’t want to go! Many states have two governors representing them at the National Assembly. Governors have control and monopoly of resources of state and they use same resources to oppress them.”
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