The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Dr. Matthew Kukah, says the meeting with Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, was to witness the reconciliation of a prolonged dispute between the two leaders.
Kukah said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Monday in reaction to concerns from some members of the public that his meeting with both leaders was for political reasons.
The catholic bishop said that it was strictly to support and witness their reconciliation, which he has been trying to broker for some years.
Kukah said that he has for several years made efforts to reconcile both leaders without success until recently when they both agreed to meet and make peace.
He said that on Thursday Oct. 11, they had agreed to meet in former president Obasanjo’s home in Abeokuta along with some religious leaders, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi and Bishop David Oyedepo.
Kukah said that on getting to the home of the former president, he saw that more and more people were trooping to the home and the meeting was gradually starting to have a political undertone. Read more