The All Progressives Congress standard bearer, Bola Tinubu; his running mate, Kashim Shettima, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi among many others graced Bishop Matthew Kukah’s 70th birthday ceremony.
Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal who chaired the event held in Abuja hailed the Sokoto Catholic Diocese Bishop for his undying love for the country.
Tambuwal also commended Kukah for his strong belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria.
Tambuwal said that although Kukah’s criticism of the nation’s bad governance has been controversial, he (Kukah) believed Nigeria could and would come out of the doldrums of failed political leadership.
Also graced the event was Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The governor, represented by a former governor of Imo State and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha said Kukah’s love for a United Nigeria had remained unsurpassed.
“His (Kukah’s) writings over the years have become controversial and have drawn the ire of powers that be, but what is not in doubt is his undying love for Nigeria and Nigerians, and his belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria where justice and equity reigns”, he said.