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CAN Declares Displeasure Over Tinubu’s Choice Of Muslim Running Mate


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has come out to declare their displeasure in the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s choice of running mate, ahead of the 2023 presidential elections. Tinubu had chosen as running mate the former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima.

However, Adebayo Oladeji, the CAN’s spokesperson, while speaking in an interview with The Punch newspaper on Sunday, July 10, said making such a decision in a polarized country was a wrong move.

Saying that if having a pastor as the vice president of the country and Christian clerics and worshipers are being killed, the security of lives and properties of Christians under a Muslim-Muslim could not be guaranteed.

He went on to warn that Nigerians should be well ready to face the consequences of their actions, should anyone choose to support the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

In his statement, he said; “We knew this was what he was going to do and we have warned against it. It is up to Nigerians to decide on what they want. “You are all alive when we warned Buhari not to allow Muslims to dominate the security architecture of the country and he did it. I think we can see the way the criminals are operating with impunity.

“So, if Tinubu says he is opting for a Muslim-Muslim ticket in a polarised country like ours, if Nigerians endorse him and vote for him, whatever happens, Nigerians will face the consequences.

“If you have a government where a pastor is a vice president and pastors and worshipers are being killed you can imagine what will happen when we have a Muslim-Muslim ticket. “It is left to Nigerians to make their choice, let them vote them in and we will all face the consequences together.


“We are raising our alarm. It is an irony that Buhari they regarded as an extremist when we raised an alarm to warn him against a Muslim-Muslim ticket, he heeded and opted for a christian as his vice presidential candidate.”

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