CAN reaffirms fault in APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket


Following the adoption of a Muslim Muslim presidential ticket by the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the forthcoming presidential election, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states and Abuja has reaffirmed its opposition.

The Secretary-General of the Christian body, Sunday Oibe, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna State.

Following his victory at the APC presidential primary, Bola Tinubu – a Muslim – had announced Kashim Shettima also a Muslim from the north-east region as his running mate in the forthcoming poll.

Oibe also expressed the concern of the association on rising insecurity ravaging the entire country.

According to the CAN’s Secretary-General, if the bloodthirsty terrorists could threaten to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, then nobody in the country is safe.

Oibe noted that the country is on the verge of collapse, adding that proactive steps are required to contain the rampaging terrorists.

“Nigeria is under siege by terrorists who are unleashing mayhem on the citizens and crippling economic and social activities across the country, particularly in states like Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Benue, Plateau, Taraba, Kebbi, Sokoto and even Abuja, the seat of power,” he said.

“The continuous brazen and commando-like style, with which these terrorists operate unchallenged, even to the extent of issuing a threat to kidnap the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is worrisome.”

Oibe further asked Buhari and the national assembly to stop living in denial, adding that “nowhere is safe”.

He added that measures must be taken to stem the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements across the country.

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