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How APC would have averted crisis trailing Muslim-Muslim ticket, by Ibadan CAN leader

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
05 August 2022   |   2:39 am
The crisis trailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was caused by the failure of the political class, especially the ruling party, to assuage the feelings of Christians.

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The crisis trailing the All Progressives Congress (APC) choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was caused by the failure of the political class, especially the ruling party, to assuage the feelings of Christians.

Co-ordinator of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ibadan, Pastor Titus Olugbenga Morakinyo, stated this while speaking with Personal Assistant (Media) to Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oladele Ogunsola, during a day special prayer session with the theme, “Let there be light,” organised by the Palace Chaplain, Pastor Olusoji Adediji, in conjunction with CAN in Ibadan at the Alarere residence of the monarch.

The cleric said that Christian leaders had seen it coming and had been warning against it, noting that with the warning, the leader of the APC should have reached out to us before the choice was made and allay our fears that the choice would not adversely affect us.

“Coming around to offer explanation after the choice was like telling Christians to go to hell. It is difficult to divorce religion entirely in this country, and so, the fears being expressed by Christians are genuine,” he said.

“It is not about hatred; it is about the defence of our faith and once we are assured that the choice would not affect our interest, we have no problem,” he stated.

The Palace Chaplain, in his remarks, thanked the body of Ibadanland CAN for their robust participation in the programme and charged them to always remember the Olubadan and Ibadanland in their daily prayers.