The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has said that the 2023 elections will provide Nigerians another opportunity to reflect on the mistake they made.
Kukah stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at an event jointly organised by the Kukah Centre and Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA).
He said the tragedy that had befallen the country should not be an excuse for Nigerians to be despondent.
According to the bishop, 2023 is another opportunity to think of the mistake Nigerians had made.
He said, the country is treading on a dangerous path as a result of growing disaffection among jobless and hopeless young people who feel abandoned.
“This is a dangerous path we are treading. Our young people are feeling disempowered. We are faced with a nation that is consuming its own children, we are faced with the prospects of an uncertain future.
“It is impossible, even the worst enemy of Nigeria would never have contemplated that this is where we will be,” Kukah said.
He added that “the 2023 elections will give Nigerians another opportunity to think of the mistake we made.
“Democracy is not an exercise undertaken by good men and women which is what Nigerians have always fallen victim to.”
“That we are looking for holy men, men of integrity, men of dignity to govern us and we assume that managing a diverse Nigeria does not require some level of deep intellectual reflection and understanding on the complexity in managing a society so energetic”, Kukah said.