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Muslim-Muslim ticket: “Reject this evil pattern getting entrenched” – Pentecostal Church tells citizens

…Says, “APC’s ticket targeted at covering-up failure of Govt.”

…Declares ‘same-faith’ ticket as “barbaric, unacceptable.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Kaduna State Chapter, has joined several other prominent groups and individuals in condemning the fielding of same faith joint presidential ticket by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, saying, the decision, which does not respect the country’s diversity, was taken to spite other religions as well as cover up failure of the APC-led administration.

PFN expressed this in a statement signed by its (Kaduna State) Chairman, Apostle Emmanuel Egoh Bako, dated Wednesday, July 13, 2022, calling on all peace-loving citizens to “reject this evil pattern that is gradually getting entrenched.”

“The new trend of fielding party flag bearers with individuals from one faith is not consistent with our federal system. It has the potency to polarize our beloved nation at this crucial moment that all true citizens are searching for unity. I see this as irresponsible decision and a disregard for our diversities. I wish to state that it is not acceptable.

“It is obvious that the decision is taken to cover up for the failure of government and to also spite other religions. Both Muslims and Christians are suffocating under the highest level of insecurity,” it said. 

According to the statement, titled, ‘The political expediency over our national unity,’ the Kaduna State PFN Chairman said that he was “compelled to address the matter he described as very crucial, that has much to do with our corporate existence. It is also a responsibility we owe our children.

“I have noticed with great dismay the consistent disregard for our heterogeneous nature in Nigeria by our political players. This is done in the face of increasing weakness of the bond of unity. It is not only against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but against the plan of God,” the statement pointed out.

Apostle Bako explained that the APC decision has further reduced life expectancy in Nigeria, adding, “Apart from this, the religious fault lines in the past seven years have been widened. The responsibility of all political parties at this moment should be on strengthening national integration and not otherwise,” the statement stressed.

PFN, however, called on all peace-loving citizens to reject this evil pattern that is gradually getting entrenched. “Let’s unite and build a society on the basis of respect for everyone’s humanity.

“Both Muslims and Christians are affected by the economic hardships brought by poor leadership, and no one should be deceived by this. 

“Therefore, I declare the ‘Muslim-Muslim ticket’ barbaric and unacceptable. We shall not let it stand because it showcases our great nation in bad light. I see 2023 as an opportunity to open up our nation to real political civilization,” it concluded.

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