By Mohammed Gado, Abuja
Nigerians must be wise to know that politicians are friends as it will be unwise for any citizen to die defending them.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Father Hassan Kukar said this in a television interview on Tuesday.
Kukar asked Nigerians not to fight over politicians who are after pecuniary gains, saying politicians are friends and should not be taken too seriously even as he expressed concern over the surge of violence in the electioneering campaign.
Kukah: “These politicians are struggling and they’ve lived their lives struggling for the national cake which they will distribute amongst themselves. It is, therefore, in the interest of ordinary Nigerians to know that they have to vote to stay alive.
“Supporters of candidates all over the country need to be a bit more restrained and wise. We ordinary people must figure out how to manage our passion when it comes to politics.
“Don’t take seriously the grandstanding of the politicians. All the things you see about them abusing themselves or quarrelling, you will think they will never shake hands. They are very good friends, and many of them drink from the same pool. So, don’t go and kill yourself for nothing. That is what that message is all about.”
Recently, a video of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeared on social media as the two laughed and exchanged banters at the private wings of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja.
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