Political events fielding candidates of identical faith in 2023 will lose: CAN

As presidential candidates of main political events start consultations to select their running-mates for the 2023 election, the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has warned them to shun the considered selecting candidates of the identical faith.  

CAN Nationwide Secretary, Joseph Daramola, who gave the admonition on Friday in Abuja, stated presidential candidates of political events who picked both Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian tickets, would fail.    

“CAN urges {that a} stability of each spiritual practitioners be thought-about within the selection of operating mates of the presidential candidates. 

“We don’t subscribe to Christian/Christian ticket or Muslim/Muslim ticket.

“Politicians can discuss politics however we’ve got said our view lengthy prior to now. Any celebration that tries the identical faith ticket will fail.

“This isn’t 1993. Think about how unhealthy it will likely be if we’ve got two Muslims in energy? The extant Nigerian structure promotes spiritual stability. 

“So, if any political celebration desires to attempt a Muslim/Muslim ticket, it’s at its peril. CAN is barely forewarning, however will make a categorical assertion within the occasion our warning will not be heeded,” he defined. 

Whereas congratulating the presidential candidates of APC, Bola Tinubu; the PDP, Atiku Abubakar; the LP, Peter Obi forward of the election, the CAN scribe added that something opposite reveals that the politicians don’t hassle concerning the unity of the nation. 

Mr Daramola stated these planning Muslim/Muslim tickets ought to bear in mind the result of MKO Abiola and Kingibe ticket of 1993.

He stated, even when the nation nonetheless has a joint Muslim/Christian ticket beneath President Muhammadu Buhari, the Church nonetheless passes by way of hell, because of insecurity. 

“If they fight Muslim/Muslim ticket this time round, the result can be worse as a result of our fault strains are very seen.

“To these arguing that individuals don’t care concerning the religions of their leaders as soon as they’re competent and credible.

“We dare APC to select its Presidential operating mate from the south and PDP decide its personal from the north and see what follows.

“When the late sage, Papa Obafemi Awolowo picked Chief Mrs. Oyibo Odinamadu, a fellow Christian and Southerner, as his operating mate in 1979, everyone knows the implications of his efficiency within the north. Our flesh pressers needs to be doing what’s going to unite us as a substitute of what’s going to additional polarise the nation,” the CAN scribe added.

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