November 28, 2022

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US-based religion organisation tackles Akeredolu over Muslim/Muslim ticket’s justification


A US-based Nigerian Religion Primarily based Group Organisation has described the justification of the Muslim/Muslim ticket by the Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu as self-serving and uncalled for.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had settled for the previous Governor of Borno state, Senator Kashim Shettima, a Northern Muslim, and the event had resulted in a pointy division between him and the Christian neighborhood.

However Akeredolu in a press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, had on the Holy Ghost Conference Dinner of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries in Ibadan, Oyo state, requested the Christian neighborhood to forgive Tinubu and vote for him regardless of the Muslim/Muslim ticket saga.

The President of the US based mostly Nigerian Religion Primarily based Group Organisation, Bishop Samuel Ayeni, in a press release he issued in New Jersey on Wednesday, described the governor’s remark as “disappointing’’.

“It’s with disappointment that I learn the feedback attributed to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State final Sunday the place the Governor was quoted to have justified the selection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by his occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and begged Christians to just accept the injustice.

“This isn’t the type of assertion that’s anticipated from a governor anticipated to be a statesman, to not point out one who’s the Chairman of the Southern Governors’ Discussion board. We condemn in its entirety Governor Akeredolu’s statements and can’t settle for such an opportunistic plea he made on the occasion. A Muslim-Muslim ticket doesn’t augur nicely for the nation.

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“That the governor made such feedback utilizing such a prestigious gathering of notable clerics to justify the Muslim- Muslim ticket exposes not solely the desperation of the backers of this act of iniquity but in addition a type of unmitigated insult on all individuals of goodwill, not  simply believers.

“The governor’s assertion was not in religion, and is unlucky. We’re disillusioned. That the APC presidential ticket has gone to the South West doesn’t justify the morally reprehensible selection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket. The play by the governor on competence over faith is just a smokescreen. 

“The Muslim-Muslim ticket has no acquire for the South, South West, and certainly the complete nation in contrast to the governor’s declare trying to impress some southern affinity. It’ll solely achieve additional polarizing the already fractured nation alongside ethnic and spiritual strains. The adoption of the identical faith ticket is a misplaced alternative to unite the nation, not a acquire in any means,’’ he stated.