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Buhari supplicates for peaceful 2023 polls, pledges fairness

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze, Abuja
15 September 2022   |   3:59 am
Speaking at the Standing Committee meeting of the church in Abuja, the President stated that Nigeria needs God to “direct our affairs and surmount the challenges facing it.”

Buhari. Photo/FACEBOOK/TheAsoVilla

Muslim-Muslim ticket recipe for Islamisation, says Ndukuba

President Muhammadu Buhari has said God’s would be done at the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Speaking at the Standing Committee meeting of the church in Abuja, the President stated that Nigeria needs God to “direct our affairs and surmount the challenges facing it.”

He said: “We are seeking for God’s will to be done in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. Each and every one of us should also seek to do the will of God in our lives.”

Represented by the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare, the President urged the church and Nigerians to continue to pray for the country, adding that his administration will continue to promote freedom of worship.

MEANWHILE, Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Henry Ndukuba, said the Muslim-Muslim ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a “recipe for Islamisation and if forced down on the nation, will usher in religious and social discrimination and open enforcement of the Sharia law in some parts of the country.”

He stated that a situation where the “ruling party APC is not considerate to the religious sensitivities of the citizens of this nation is a deliberate insult to Christians and shows that what is most feared is being done.”

Buhari assured the citizens of his administration’s continued commitment to work with the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC).

In his address, Ndukuba warned that with the one faith presidential ticket, “Nigeria as we know it, will cease to exist, and those who say that it does not matter must be prepared to fight the terrorists, who will want to take it beyond your so-called civilised understanding.

He added: “We must get it clear that because of religious and ideological differences, we may be using the same words and terminologies, but our understanding and perceptions are never the same.”

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