Former minister for aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that Christians like him who supported the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling party in the 2023 presidential election are not inferior in faith to others.
Fani-Kayode said this in a post he dropped on his Twitter page in the early hours of Tuesday. He also took out time to charge Nigerian Christian leaders not to be dragged into what he described as a ‘religious war.’
Fani-Kayode then, warned the religious leaders, whether Muslims or Christians to shun religious bigotry, stressing that the country cannot allow sectarian and religious contemplations to determine its politics.
“It is now left for the revered and respected leaders of the Body of Christ to disavow themselves of the hideous “religious war” agenda of Peter Obi and publicly disassociate themselves from his villainous, venal, venomous, vile and evil agenda,” Fani-Kayode wrote.
“If they choose to get involved in politics they must be discerning, reasonable, fair, impartial, wise, and balanced and they must stop being partisan and condemning others for their choices.
“They must also accept the fact that simply because millions of us supported a Muslim/Muslim ticket does not make us any less Christian than others.
“This is especially so when the majority of those others were as silent as church mice when it mattered the most and when Christians were being butchered, slaughtered, and persecuted all over the country.
“Unlike some of us, they said and did nothing when this was going on and they refused to speak truth to power.”
The statement further said, “We did not risk our lives and fight Islamic fundamentalism in this country to replace it with Christian fundamentalism. Two wrongs do not make a right.
“Religious bigotry, whether Muslim or Christian, must be rejected and condemned by all.
“We must never allow sectarian and religious considerations to determine our politics or the choices we make in terms of leadership.
“Before being Christians or Muslims we are Nigerians and we are all proud sons and daughters of the greatest, most unique, most versatile, most blessed, most beautiful, and most dynamic multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural nation on earth.”