The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria has reacted to the Muslim-Muslim ticket that was finalized by the All Progressive Congress on Sunday.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, introduced in Katsina state that former governor of Borno , Kashim Shettima, is his operating mate for the 2023 basic elections, citing his competence.
CAN had urged all political events to not discipline presidential flagbearers and operating mates of identical faith.
The Christian physique had maintained that the present realities in Nigeria the place Christians and Muslim are being focused by terrorists, requires knowledge within the collection of leaders that may signify Nigerians.
It had advised that fielding presidential and vice-presidential flagbearers of identical faith will additional threaten the delicate peace and unity of Nigeria.
Reacting to THE WHISTLER’s request for touch upon Sunday, CAN said that its place stays unchanged.
“The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) has said it clearly that the scenario within the nation now is just not appropriate for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“It’s as much as Nigerians to simply accept or reject. As we speak’s Nigeria is just not the identical when Nigerians voted Abiola-Kingibe ticket which was ultimately annulled.
“Our prayers are with Nigeria and Nigerians,” Particular Assistant (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, said.
In the meantime, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) had on June 11 urged Tinubu to go for competence, not faith.
The Muslim group suggested Tinubu to hearken to the counsel of the Northern governors who backed his emergence because the APC presidential candidate.
It said, “Whereas we submit that credibility, integrity and competence should be the overriding parameters, we aver that the religion of the operating mate shouldn’t be a problem.”