Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday aligned himself with the decision of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to reject the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the elections General of 2023.
Dogara, who spoke at the 12th General Assembly and Leadership Transition Ceremony and Symposium on the Role of Christian Women and Youth in Politics organized by CAN in Abuja, said the decision of the body on the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket was God’s position.
He described the ruling party’s decision to line up two people of the same faith for next year’s presidential action in a multicultural setting like Nigeria as a recipe for disunity and disaster.
APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu chose former Borno state governor Kashim Shettima as his running mate on July 10.
The decision by the former governor of Lagos State was widely condemned by the country’s Christian community.
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The ex-president said: “The position taken by CAN is not only the position of CAN, it is not only the position of notable Christian leaders like Babachir David Lawal, the former secretary to the government of the Federation and many others who have spoken against it. , this is also God’s position because we serve the God of justice, but our God is also just, our God is the author of diversity, and He wants that the diverse that we are are reunited”.
“So the position of CAN, as much as it is a just position, it is the position of all of us who love righteousness, justice, diversity and work to harness it for the advancement of this country.
“Anyone can say anything but insofar as what we stand on is godly, any other position is ungodly. It’s either you are for righteousness, inclusiveness, justice or you are against the unity of this great country.
By Yemi Kanji
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