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Muslim-Muslim Ticket Dangerous To Nigeria – Obasanjo Replies Buhari

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sounded a note of warning to Nigerian politicians, political parties and their leaders against fielding a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian candidates ahead of the 2015 presidential elections.

Obasanjo made the assertion via statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Sunday, October 26, 2014

This comes on the heels of a declaration by All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant and former military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari that he sees nothing wrong in fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Obasanjo said, “Sensitivity is a necessary ingredient for enhancement of peace, security and stability at this point in the political discourse and arrangement for Nigeria and for encouraging confidence and trust. It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader or any political party to be toying with Muslim- muslim or Christian-Christian ticket at this juncture.

“Nigeria cannot at this stage raise the spectre and fear of Islamisation or Christianisation. The idea of proselytisation in any form is a grave danger that must not be contemplated by any serious-minded politician at this delicate situation in Nigeria, as this time is different from any other time.

“Therefore, disregarding the fact that there are fears that need to be allayed at this point will amount not only to insensitivity of the highest order but will also amount to very bad politics indeed.”

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