Muslim-Muslim ticket shouldn’t be an issue — Pastor Bakare

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Muslim-Muslim ticket shouldn’t be an issue — Pastor Bakare

Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church and former All Progressives Congress Presidential aspirant, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, urged Nigerians to prioritise nation building ahead of ethic or religion sentiment.

Bakare, however, charged fellow Christian leaders to approach the issue in question and the broader context of the 2023 elections with civility, clarity and with continued hope in the possibilities of a united Nigeria.

Reacting to the decision of the APC to select Moslems as the president and vice presidential candidate of the party, Bakare said that this is the time to show maturity in decision-making and to give every Nigerian a sense of belonging.

He said: “As standard-bearers of the message of the New Nigeria, we dream of a nation in which every Nigerian will be judged, not by their ethnicity, political leaning, regional affiliation or religious persuasion, but by the content of their character, as Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. once proclaimed in respect of his nation, the United States of America.

“We dream of a Nigeria where there will no longer be indigene or settler but only a Nigerian citizen. We dream of a Nigeria where state of residence will replace state of origin in our official forms and where zoning or Federal Character will become archival aspects of our journey into political maturity.

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