Perish the thoughts of having a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election, the president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Samson Ayokunle has warned political parties.
Speaking at the National Christian Centre in Abuja Sunday to mark this year’s Democracy Day, Ayokunle said a Muslim-Muslim ticket in today’s Nigeria would lead to chaos.
“While I congratulate the candidates, I must sound this warning, please do not fly a Muslim-Muslim ticket. It would not fly. It will not stand. Rather, it would set the nation against each other.
“The candidate who will emerge is the one who works with the Church. Please, do not alienate the church.
“If you embrace equity, fairness and justice, the Nigerian electorate will reward you with their votes at the polls and they will give you their support,” he said.
The CAN President, who was represented by Bishop Oke, also urged politicians to engage in issues-based campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections, stressing that, “You can only rule when there is a nation. In your campaigns, make sure you exalt fairness, justice and equity. If there is no righteousness, fairness and equity, we will remain divided.
“There is no fairness if a certain people from a certain ethnic group are reduced to second class citizens who cannot aspire to the highest office in the land.
“We pray for an end to killing people in their place of worship. We pray for a nation that is united and where justice, fairness and equity reigns. God bless you all and God bless Nigeria.”