Of Noah EbijeKaduna
North The States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has swept the Muslim-Muslim ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, explaining why Christians in the North are against the party’s same-faith ticket in power .
In a conversation with Saturday Sunday, the organizer and former president of the Christian elders, the evangelist Matthew Owojaiye, insisted that Tinubu had insulted the Christian community by his decision to choose another Muslim as his running mate. He ticked off on his fingers the reasons why Christians are not comfortable with the decision despite the efforts of party valets and Tinubu to reassure them. “Of all the political parties vying for the 2023 presidential election, it is only Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who has the audacity to make the Muslim-Muslim ticket to insult Christians. It’s number one.
“Second, President Muhammadu Buhari is a Muslim. He is in his eighth year in office. But he has wreaked havoc on the nation. Almost all key national positions are in the hands of Muslims. the whole country are Muslims. They have not been arrested and prosecuted. And those who are in the bush are also Muslims. But instead of dealing with them decisively, our soldiers are strong, powerful and efficient in dealing with them, but they are not allowed to do so.
“Now we hear the rumor of their plan to turn all of West Africa into a Muslim Caliphate. If after Buhari’s eight years of rule, even with a Christian as vice president, he could not stop Buhari, a muslim, from doing what he wanted, is it under a muslim-muslim ticket that it will be done?imagine what will happen if Tinubu comes and does eight years, that is 16 years of muslim rule! It’s not just that his running mate is not a Christian, but to insult us further, he chose the former Governor of Borno State, Shettima, under whose rule the Chibok girls were kidnapped. .
“Third, to tell us that there is no honest and competent Christian to be vice-president is the greatest insult of all. In fact, the Muslim-Muslim ticket is a complete insult to us. He noted that even some Muslims are against the same faith ticket for the presidential race. He said, “It’s because they’re sincere, and they know it’s not a normal thing; it is not justice. It’s madness on Tinubu’s side to say that MKO Abiola did it in 1993. I will advise him not to do what Abiola did in that time. Many things have changed over the years. »