Electoral violence, an investment for the poor —Kukah

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has said perpetrating violence during elections is an economic investment for the impoverished.

Kukah, speaking at an ongoing one-day peace conference by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, tagged ‘Peaceful Elections and National Development,’ held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, noted that there was a reason why electoral violence was not commonly recorded in high-class neighbourhoods like Ikoyi, Lagos or Mariana, Abuja.


According to the cleric, such politically motivated aggression is a confluence of poverty and opportunity.

He said, “Perpetrating electoral violence is an investment for the poor. If you succeed, you can go home with a television.”