Why Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is Problematic For Nigeria – PFN

Why Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is Problematic For Nigeria – PFN

By Wires Editor | The Trent on August 19, 2022
Nigeria Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Bola Ahmed Tinubu (left) the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is pictured with his running mate, Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State and alleged Boko Haram sponsor
Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Bola Ahmed Tinubu (left) the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election, is pictured with his running mate, Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State and alleged Boko Haram sponsor.

Cosmos Ilechukwu, the general secretary, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, has said same-faith ticket, either Christian-Christian or Muslim-Muslim, will not augur well for the unity and future of Nigeria.

Ilechukwu made the position of the group known at a press conference on the state of the nation, held at the PFN National Secretariat in Lagos on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

He said the decision of some political parties to go by the same faith ticket would only further jeopardise the future of the nation, hence a framework had been prepared by the Christian Association of Nigeria as a guide for all Christians on how to vote for the best candidate.

Our correspondent sighted the guide embedded in a flier which captures four key areas highlighted for Christian voters to consider before voting.

The areas are character, competence, capacity, and policies of the candidate or party.

The statement read, “The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria reaffirms its position that the same-faith ticket can, in no way, be justified, as it is not in the interest of Nigeria, as it further jeopardises the prospects of peaceful coexistence and building of a united nation.

“PFN has never been in the business of endorsing candidates and will not be doing so in the 2023 elections. However, it will continue to mobilise the church to ensure full participation in the political process by all Christians.”

, while encouraging all our members to vote in line with what is best for Nigeria and the church at all levels, with the framework prepared by the Christian Association of Nigeria as a guide.

“The fellowship will continue to be open-minded and broad-minded, leaving the door of engagement with all political parties open, so that all the issues that are holding back the development and unity of Nigeria can be comprehensively addressed.”

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