The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese Matthew Kukah has said Nigeria might not pull through the 2019 general election. TheCable quoted The Africa Report, to which Kukah reportedly told.
The clergyman was quoted as saying it will be “one of the greatest miracles if we pull through the election successfully”.
“I do not see how we are going to conduct these elections if nothing urgent is done to increase a sense of national cohesion.”
“It would be difficult to find out single state where you do not have tension that could boil over,” Kukah said.
“If you multiply this by the number of states in Nigeria and the little sense of urgency, it would be difficult to talk about 2019 without a sense of foreboding.
“I have never felt this way. I prayerfully hope the government will wake up to appreciating how bitter people feel.”
He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will have to do an “extraordinary work” to convince Nigerians of its readiness to be neutral during the general election.