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2023: APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket An Insult To The Sensitivity  Of Christians – Rev. Dopah

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Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia.

Rev Philip Micah Dopah, Director connectional ministries southern conference of United Methodist Church has described  the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 presidential election as an an insult to the sensitivity of christians while rejecting same.

Rev. Dopah made this known in an interview with Journalists while reacting to the selection of a Muslim as running mate to the presidential candidate of the all Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is also a Muslim.

He said decisions have and ought to have consequences, a nation that is almost evenly divided between the major faiths of Christianity and Islam must work very hard not to give the impression that the sensitivity to diversity does not matter.

“Shall we now assume that the APC intends to play only to the numbers advantage without care for national unity and harmony by their share insensitivity to what’s going on in the country?; Rev. Dopah asked.

“Well, they have made a choice, now they must be made to pay for the consequences of their extreme lack of thoughtfulness. What do they think they are doing? No, they need to lose so that they get the message that parties that balance their tickets do so to inspire national cohesion.

May the people of goodwill who love our national diversity punish APC for this decision. Failing this we may become a nation that tilts dangerously towards one of the faiths” He posited.

Rev Dopah said Nigeria is a secular state and all things must be done to protect its secularity.

His words: “We absolutely do not, will not and cannot accept a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket. Nigeria’s secularity must be respected by our leaders, everybody must have a sense of belonging.

Speaking further, the Taraba state chairman of TEKAN ECWA bloc Christian Association of Nigeria CAN said  that the country’s current economic reality was abysmal.

“The current economic situation in this country leaves in its wake a trail of tears, the insensitivity exhibited by our leaders to the plight of the common Nigerian is alarming.

He added that the government was indifferent about  the future of the country,  that’s why it has allowed tertiary education to remain grounded for several months following industrial action by academic Unions.

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