Nigerians, particularly Christians, have been warned not to vote for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2023 election.
Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that the Former House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who called for this, advised Christians in Nigeria not to waste their votes by voting for the APC’s Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket.
Dogara said on Tuesday in Abuja at a ‘Meet the Church’ summit organised by the Nigerian National Christians Coalition (NNCC) that no Christian should vote for an all-Muslim ticket.
Turaki Hassan, the former speaker’s media aide, stated the former speaker’s position.
“Every Christian understands that God does not tolerate waste. “It is unchristian for the church to squander anything given to us from above, because we own nothing but what is given to us from above,” Mr Dogara said.
“These warnings were not only ignored, but dismissed in one fell swoop by the APC presidential candidate, who oddly believes that he can build a strong, secure, and viable nation-state without first forging a shared identity, vision, and values for our people, allowing us to transit from citizens of a country to a nation of people with strong shared identity and values.”
“To demonstrate that the church is correct, other prominent Islamic clerics and Muslim leaders have also spoken out against the same faith ticket.”
“It’s a good sign that both Christian and Muslim elites are concerned about this.” As a result, generating the necessary elite consensus for nation-building will be simple. All nations are built by elite consensus, and all nations that fail to build are destroyed by elite complacency.
“While Christians and Muslims will always disagree on some issues, there are many issues on which we can agree.” It is sufficient to proceed with the task of nation-building based on those common issues on which we agree.”
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