The position of the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu to go for a Muslim – Muslim ticket in his presidential bid in a circular society like Nigeria has continued to generate a lot of reactions.
The latest is from the Christian Association of Nigeria.
In its formal reaction to the selection of former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu asserts that the mood of the nation is unfavourable to the Muslim- Muslim ticket .
Recall that Tinubu in an interview with journalists on Sunday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State confirmed Shettima as his running mate.
Shettima, who is the Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly will replace Ibrahim Masari, whose name was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an interim vice presidential candidate of the ruling party.
The Special Assistant (Media and Communications) to the CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, maintained that the current realities in Nigeria, where Christians and Muslims are being targeted by terrorists, calls for wisdom in the selection of leaders that will represent Nigerians.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has stated it clearly that the situation in the country now is not suitable for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“It is up to Nigerians to accept or reject.
Today’s Nigeria is not the same as when Nigerians voted Abiola-Kingibe ticket which was eventually annulled.