Muslim-Muslim Ticket Means Persecuting Christians, Says Anglican Archbishop – THISDAYLIVE


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Archbishop, Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim has decried the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as plan to alienate Christians from the affairs of Nigeria.

Ibezim spoke to journalists in Awka yesterday, during a press conference to mark the beginning of activities marking his 60th birthday.

He referred to the recent unveiling of Kashim Shettima, a Muslim, by the ruling APC as its Vice Presidential candidate.

The APC had also elected a Muslim, Bola Tinubu as its presidential candidate, making the party’s ticket an all-Muslim affair.

But reacting to the development, Ibezim said it was unacceptable to run an all-Muslim ticket in a secular state like Nigeria. He said the decision amounted to persecuting Christians in Nigeria.

“Whether you like it or not, no one must play with Christians. It is for the interest of Nigeria…

Source: Thisday Newspaper