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APC Presidential Pairing Unacceptable… Will Northern Muslims Accept Christian-Christian Ticket?

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Muslim-Muslim ticket fielded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as completely reprehensible and unacceptable.
SapaTV stories that the choice of Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, to choose Kashim Shettima, who can be a Muslim, as his working mate elicited criticism from vital stakeholders, some APC members, and the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN).
Talking on Thursday in an interview on Channels Tv, Kukah stated the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling partyis a setback to the countrys progress on nationwide integration.
He questioned if Northern Muslims would settle for a Christian-Christian ticket if such have been subject for any presidential election.
In accordance with the favored cleric, the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the 1993 election has been exaggerated to imply Nigerians don’t care about faith.
Kukah stated: “In 1983 when common Buhari got here in as head of state, he took Idiagbon. Sadly, Nigerians have been very excited. Possibly that’s the place we must always have returned to as a scene of crime.
It broke custom, utterly. The entire difficulty was that two Muslims from the north of the identical faith would govern Nigeria, however Nigerians gave them that concession.
I feel we over-exaggerated our interpretation of what occurred in 1993 as a result of we all the time have this doubtful assumption that it’s evident that Nigerians dont care about faith.
However shifting ahead, the query I’ve requested my mates who’re Muslims, particularly those that are from northern Nigeria, is an easy query: Would Muslims in Nigeria or northern Nigeria be able to make the identical concession that Christians made in 1984 and 1993?
And so they have now been requested to make the identical concession.
You need to then perceive this towards the backdrop of what has occurred within the final seven years.
While you have a look at the squandered alternative; while you have a look at the best way energy has been distributed; while you have a look at the best way this authorities has allotted alternatives to broad spectrum of Nigeria towards the broad backdrop of the disaster that we’re in now, ordinarily the least we needs to be speaking about is whether or not our subsequent president needs to be a Christian or Muslim.
However as a Christian, I can inform you very frankly that the choice of the APC, naturally, I felt astonished.
I feel that as a Christian, that is completely reprehensible. It isn’t acceptable to me, however that’s the resolution of the APC as a celebration. Maybe, when the marketing campaign begins, we are going to hear what folks must say.”

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