Bishop Matthew Kukah, the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church,  has claimed that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello is a poor representation of the Nigerian youth.

Kukah crticised the governor over the violence in the state ahead of the November 11 governorship election.

He made this known during an interview on Wednesday.

He said, “I feel very sad because Kogi has been on the front burner, and Yahaya Bello, the governor, prided himself with being the youngest governor and being a representation of what the youths of this country can do if they are given the opportunity.

“Sadly, I think he has been a very poor advertisement for what young people can do.”

Kukah also call for peace between the leadership of the labour unions in the country and the Imo state government, adding that there should be peaceful elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa.

 “When elections go wrong, it is ordinary people who suffer,” he said.

“I hope the labour leaders in Imo will really be more circumspect and ask themselves ‘who stands to gain and who stands to lose what?’ At the end of the day it is the people of Imo, they are not electing someone who is outside their state.

“Imo is a deeply Christian environment and I hope their religious leaders and others with moral authority can prevail on the union to defer whatever may be their grievance; this can only be resolved in a peaceful environment.

“We appeal to them to do what is needful and ensure that elections are duly conducted. Our people have suffered enough.”