Muslim-Muslim ticket’ll lead to neglect of Christians, bishop warns

The General Superintendent of Grace of God Mission International, Bishop Paul Nwachukwu, has said that a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election is unacceptable to Christians.

Nwachukwu said the two leading political parties that have chosen Muslims as their flag bearers should remember that Nigeria is a secular state.

He said choosing Muslims as their running mates will also amount to neglect of Christians.

In a message, titled, ‘The battle I will like to lose’, the cleric said, “I want the political class to bear in mind that Nigeria is a secular nation, and that in choosing their running mates, another Muslim would not be tolerated.

“Nigeria belongs to all of us, and every part of the country and religion is important. Choosing Muslims as their running mates will amount to neglecting christians,” Nwachukwu said.

While the Peoples Democratic Party has chosen Atiku Abubakar, a northern Muslim as presidential candidate, the ruling All Progressives Congress has settled for a southern Muslim, Bola Tinubu.

The Bishop charged Christians all over the country to ensure they have their PVCs, saying that this is not the time to be indecisive about whether to participate in electoral processes or not.

He pointed out that the only chance of participating in choosing a leader for the country was by participating in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

He also called on INEC to make the process seamless for the people, noting that the electorates are now very aware, and are ready to participate in the processes that will lead to the enthronement of a new leader in 2023.

He blamed the resurgence of idolatry on recent barbaric killings in the country, especially the attack in Owo, Ondo State, saying that it was targeted at Christianity as a religion, while urging the people to rise up and fight their battle spiritually.

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