The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican communion), Rev. Henry Ndukuba, on Wednesday, advised the All Progressives Congress to review its decision to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
According to him, the decision by APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to pick Kashim Shettima as his running mate meant that the party was insensitive to the feelings of the people.
Ndukuba expressed these views in an interview with journalists in Abuja ahead of the 4th Standing Committee Meeting of the Church following its 2020 General Synod.
The Primate said as innocuous as the idea of the same-faith ticket might sound, the country was not ripe for it.
He said, “We are totally opposed to what the APC is doing. When you appoint or choose people of the same faith, either Christian-Christian or Muslim-Muslim ticket, you are being very insensitive to the feelings of the people. For us, it portends danger.
“Until we are able to deal with the issues that are causing disharmony and distrust in our nation and be able to provide credible leadership, we cannot pretend that we must be able to live above these (sentiments).
“It is one step at a time. Do the needful. Give credible leadership that will win the confidence of the people, and then; when you tell us anybody can rule, we will agree.
It is unwise for the APC to continue to promote those things that further divide the country.
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