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Why APC’s same-faith ticket doesn’t mean well – Archbishop

The Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ, Musa Filibus says the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress portends danger for the country.

Filibus who doubles as the president of the Lutheran world federation made this remark in a video published by AIT on Tuesday.

APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu announced former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim as his running mate on July 10.

The move has since sparked criticism from some Nigerians who described it as an “injustice” to the Christian community.

Reacting to the single-faith choice of the APC, Filibus said, “The present position of the APC no matter how it is explained does not mean well for a nation that is trying to deepen the culture of democracy and democratization process for the good of all people in their diversities.

“It will be recalled that when this government was elected for its first term that people across all regions and religions were excited and hopeful about the three-point agender it committed to addressing namely: insecurity, corruption and the economy.

“These agenda points gave the citizens some level of assurance that the government is serious to take on the issues that bedevil the nation and further transformed by the inaugural address of the President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR during his swearing-in ceremony, where he categorically said, “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody.”

“Regrettably, our nation today is marked by laments rather than the joyful expectations with the government was welcomed.”

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