Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Kabiru Marafa, the Zamfara State coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) APC Presidential Marketing campaign Council, has argued that there’s “no large deal” in fielding a same-faith presidential ticket as non secular rules by no means ruled Nigeria.
After consulting varied political teams in Gusau, the state’s capital, on Monday, the senator maintained that voters have been sane, with the liberty to decide on any of the political events out there.
“No one ought to deceive us; Nigeria will not be ruled within the line of faith. There are 18 political events in Nigeria,” he mentioned.
Mr Marafa added, “If one social gathering says they’re doing Christian-Christian ticket and one other one says ‘Muslim-Muslim ticket,’ go away the one that’s doing the one you don’t like and go to the opposite one you want. What’s the large deal?”
Nonetheless, the senator additionally boasted that APC could be victorious within the 2023 basic election, stating that the social gathering would preach peace amongst members.
He urged Nigerians to not be wooed as a result of the nation will not be below a spiritual theology.
Mr Marafa additional assured that the citizens in Zamfara will ship greater than 25 per cent votes, stressing that the North-West remained the main hope and help to the victory of Bola Tinubu and his operating mate, Kashim Shettima.
Though Mr Marafa’s stance on the identical religion ticket will not be new, non secular leaders, and rights activists, amongst different critics, have since faulted the ruling social gathering’s selection of a Muslim/Muslim ticket.
In October, the Archbishop Emeritus, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, who maintained that the APC’s same-faith ticket was nothing however a political technique to win, mentioned he wouldn’t vote for the social gathering within the presidential elections.
“There isn’t any level telling them to not take such a choice; all you possibly can say is that they must settle for accountability for the choice they’ve taken,” he mentioned. “I solely have one voter’s card, and by God’s grace, I’ll use it. I’ll undoubtedly not vote for the Muslim/Muslim ticket, that’s my choice.”
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