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BREAKING: Cross River Rejects APC’s Muslim-Muslim Ticket, Says It’s an Affront on The Christian Faith


Cross River State people on Sunday rejected the APC Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.


Group, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) on Sunday call on all the good people of Cross River State as well as visitors not to cast their votes for Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming general elections.



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In a statement signed by the State Chairman, Mr Paddy Ally said Nigeria is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-religion in nature.


The statement reads:

“Religion plays a pivotal role in the national life of Nigeria. This is why anybody who undermines the faith of other Nigerians for whatever reason should not be taken seriously. For example, Christianity is the prominent of religion in not just Cross River State but the entire South-South and South-East. It is, therefore, an affront on the Christian faith for the presidential candidate of the APC to insist on picking a muslim as a vice presidential candidate despite the resounding public outcry from not just Christians but also from a cross-section of our Muslim brothers and sisisters.


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“It is sad that of all the presidential candidates, it is only the presidential flag bearer of the APC that runs a Muslim-Muslim ticket. This is not only an abuse on our collective sensibility. It is a flagrant disregard of the people, their religion, their values, and what they stand for. It is still fresh in our minds how our sister from Cross River State who went on youth service was gang-raped and murdered in cold blood for reasons connecting with her faith when we have a sitting Christian vice-president The question on the lips of most Cross Riverians is, “Are we not expecting the worse with a Muslim-Muslim ticket?”.

Furthermore, the refusal by Alhaji Bola Tinubu to pick a northern Christian as a running mate should not be taken on the face value. There is no gainsaying the fact that there must be a grand agenda with cataclysmic effects. Otherwise, one can not fathom why Bola Tinubu will disregard the array of brilliant and politically relevant Christians in Northern Nigeria and still not find anyone capable of being his running mate


“From the forgoing, we therefore call on all well-meaning indigenes of Cross River State, the traditional stool, the media, youths, women, students, and the religious leaders, especially the leadership of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and other similar bodies to rise up and enlighten their members on the danger of voting the APC presidential candidate.



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“We therefore call on all the good people of Cross River State to watch out for a series of our sensitisation programme on radio, in churches, mosques, market places, social media platforms, etc.

“The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties is an independent-minded political pressure group made up of political parties and political associations with the cardinal aim of promoting good governance. We evaluate and identify the credible candidates across party lines. Hence, we mobilize the support and endorsement of the affected candidates to ensure victory.



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