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CAN seriously worried about Muslim-Muslim Ticket



CAN seriously worried about Muslim-Muslim Ticket

CAN seriously worried about Muslim-Muslim Ticket

If there is anything that Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN is more worried about, it is the alleged rumors of a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the All Progressives Congress.

In that respect, the Association on Monday vehemently called on the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to think deeply about events that characterized the aftermath of the June 12 1993 presidential election.

The association issued the admonition in a statement that was signed by its Vice Chairman, North East Zonal Chapter, Rev (Dr) Innocent Rubiruka Solomon on Monday.

Solomon said the events that marked June 12 election must not be disregarded, adding that APC and Tinubu must learn from Chief M.K.O Abiola’s history and mistakes

The Christian association noted that Abiola like Tinubu, was a successful grassroots politician who won in 1993, the presidential election adjudged to be the most credible in Nigeria’s history.

According to Solomon, one of Abiola’s mistake and fall was his decision to fly a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the election.

“Have we asked why the election adjudged to be the most credible in the Democratic history of Nigeria and yet its government was not to be? Have we ever cared to know the mystery behind the annulment?

“Could it just be that the former military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida, just on his own decided to do the impossible? Was it not something beyond his control, a mystery no mortal could explain?

“Nigeria as a result of that annulment passed through one of its most critical and difficult period in history which eventually led to the death of one of Nigeria’s illustrious leader, a remarkable personality who died in custody in an attempt to recover the mandate.

“Our political leaders must learn from our mistake of the past or we will further the nation away from peace stability and progress. God forbid.”

CAN also cautioned the APC against finalizing the Muslim-Muslim combination of Tinubu as its presidential candidate and Ibrahim Masari as his running mate.

It argues that no party can win the presidential poll without the Christians in the North.

“Any party for that matter must avoid the pitfall of setting Nigeria’s religious communities into political blocks that may result to the greatest religious disharmony in the Country.

“Any such decision is precarious. No political party should try it, I passionately appeal. Religion is to guide the people and the nation and not to set the people against each other.

“Political decisions must be fair and just. Democracy must be all inclusive. Christians, Muslims and people of all faiths must be duly recognized and carried along. Christian -Christian ticket or Muslim-Muslim ticket is not in the interest of a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria,” the statement read.