August 9, 2022

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Tinubu: Northern christians protest over Muslim-Muslim ticket

President Muhammadu Buhari

Over 10, 000 Nigerians from throughout the 19 northern states converged on Abuja to protest over the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The protesters underneath the All Christians Group of Northern Nigeria marched to the Presidential Villa to submit a protest letter to the Federal Authorities over the Muslim-Muslim agenda adopted by the APC.

Chief of the group, Moses Adams, stated these had been certainly not the perfect occasions for Christians in APC and Nigeria usually.

He stated, “Our sensibilities have been insulted by the ambition of a choose few which have elected to throw warning within the wind.

“As chances are you’ll remember, Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state. The 2 main religions within the nation are Islam and Christianity. And these have outlined our lifestyle for the reason that nation attained independence in 1960. Successive governments within the nation have revered the multi-religious nature of the nation, particularly throughout elections, to create a steadiness within the management of the nation.

“We’re due to this fact alarmed with the choice of the All Progressive Congress Occasion (APC) to ignore the Christian group within the selection of its vice presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential elections. With out mincing phrases, that is unacceptable and a recipe for creating sharp divides between the Muslims and the Christians within the nation.”

“Mr. President, for the reason that return of democracy in 1999 in Nigeria, the custom has been a Muslim-Christian or Christian-Muslim paring by all political events. And this has to a big extent, ensured non secular concord within the nation.

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“Nevertheless, the transfer by our get together to undertake a Muslim-Muslim ticket is most insensitive and the peak of discrimination in opposition to Christians in our nation . That is on the heels that different political events certainly mirrored the non secular steadiness within the composition of their presidential crew” he added

The Christian group stated it questioned why the APC elected to tow this path of dishonour that, in its thought-about opinion, is consider to relegate the Christians in Nigeria into oblivion, which isn’t in the perfect curiosity of the nation on this essential interval of our existence.

“Your Excellency Sir, we the Christians in Northern Nigeria are displeased and angered by this insensitivity. By their motion, the APC despatched a powerful message that Christians aren’t related within the scheme of issues within the nation.

“The APC has additionally displayed non secular intolerance that might finally result in non secular rigidity within the nation if not reversed within the overarching goal of entrenching peace and tranquillity.

“As stakeholders within the APC, we all know that there are credible Christians within the APC from northern Nigeria and different components of the nation who’re devoted and have excellent credentials that would make the vice presidential slot.

“Mr. President Sir, we’re tempted to say that the transfer by the APC is meant to trigger a disaster of unimaginable proportion alongside ethno-religious strains. And it’s essential to admit that this isn’t what Nigeria wants, in all equity.

“This despicable show aggrieves the Christian group in Nigeria by the APC in presenting a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential elections.

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“We’re utilizing this medium to attraction to your good workplace to intervene in reversing this ignoble transfer by the get together’s Presidential Candidate . We demand that you simply invite the Presidential Candidate of the get together to rapidly retrace his steps instantly,” he stated.