Opposite to perception in some quarters that the APC’s presidential candidate for 2023 election, Senator Bola Tinubu, picked a Muslim as his operating mate, an Igbo curiosity group, Voice from the East, V-East, has somewhat applauded Tinubu for disregarding Nigeria’s non-secularity stance.
The professional-Igbo group posited that the selection of Senator Kashim Shettima as Tinubu’s operating mate was one as a result of it has thus “enthroned full secularisation of Nigeria.”
The convener of V-East, Comrade Kindness Jonah, who mentioned this in an interview in Enugu, Tuesday, mentioned that Tinubu and APC had thus set a priority for reference in politicking in Nigeria.
“It’s now a priority set for future reference,” Jonah mentioned.
He mentioned that now that Tinubu has made his selection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket in negation to the Christian-Muslim, Muslim-Christian ticket that had been the order of the day since independence to take care of Nigeria’s non-secular stance, it reveals that Nigeria is totally “de-religionised.
“On the Christian facet, nobody ought to be aggravated towards Buhari, Tinubu, Shettima or APC for the selection since Nigeria from now could be utterly de-religionalised in precept and in observe.
“In reality, it’s wonderful. That is due to the realisation of full secularisation of Nigeria it portends.
“The purveyors of Muslim-Muslim ticket by no means had this in thoughts however definitely, it should result in it. By this daring step supported by Buhari himself in his assembly with the governors in his dwelling city, Daura, has given a milestone to the removing of something faith from the Structure of Nigeria as a result of it holds no water anymore,” he mentioned.
Jonah, posits that by this singular motion and transfer, no Moslem would elevate a dirge ought to there be Christian-Christian ticket in future.
“In addition to, no time in future will any Moslem in Nigeria rear up his head, whether or not stunning or ugly, adducing Christian-Muslim ticket as epicentre of non secular steadiness,” he declares.
Recall that Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, has been kicking towards the APC’s Muslim-ticket due to Nigeria’s hitherto non-secularity within the Structure.
The APC presidential candidate himself mentioned that he did what he did as a result of he had competence and good governance in view somewhat than ethnicity or spiritual consideration.
“I made this selection as a result of I consider that is the person who might help me convey the perfect governance to all Nigerians, interval, no matter their spiritual affiliation or concerns of ethnicity or area,” Tinubu was quoted as saying.