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Catholic Secretariat kick against Muslim-Muslim ticket



The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has warned political events in opposition to presenting a Muslim- Muslim ticket within the upcoming 2023 common elections.


In an announcement collectively signed by the Secretary-Common of the group Very Rev. Fr. Zacharia Nyantiso Samjumi and the Director, Social Communications, Very Rev. Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh, and launched on Tuesday, June 14, the CSN famous that whereas there are some issues to be pleased about, there are different elements which can be worrisome.


“The method for the 2023 Common election in Nigeria has been initiated, and there are some issues to be pleased about; the passing of the Electoral Act 2022, which permits using digital gadgets for accreditation and within the capturing and transmission of outcomes; the immediate launch of election timetable by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC); the renewed confidence within the electoral course of by the voters, as demonstrated within the large final minute prove for voter registration amongst others,” the assertion learn partially.

It’s, nonetheless, disheartening to watch that the conduct of most of our legislators appears to be going from unhealthy to worse as we witnessed a present of disgrace and heightened ugly tradition of cash politics through the lately held primaries.

Whereas all this is happening, we should not lose sight of the truth that the unity of this nation has, over time, been maintained by a fragile balancing of the non secular and the regional”.


The CSN made reference to earlier governments in Nigeria’s historical past, explaining that even within the “despotic army period, most juntas ensured a steadiness of the non secular structure of their regimes”.


Whereas noting {that a} Muslim-Muslim ticket or a Christian-Christian ticket is just not fully unhealthy, the CSN believes that such agenda’s might not work for the present state of affairs of the nation.


“As an example, we had Murtala-Obasanjo, Obasanjo-Yar’adua, Babangida-Ebitu Ukiwe, Abacha – Diya. This additionally utilized to the heads of the varied army formations and the completely different authorities parastatals like Customs, Immigrations, Finance, and so on.

Considerably, it was solely through the Common Muhammadu Buhari period as army Head of State (31 Dec. 1983 – 27 Aug. 1985) that we had a Muslim-Muslim army dictatorship.

Equally, solely as soon as did we have now a Muslim-Muslim ticket within the 1993 democratic elections, which featured Abiola-Kingibe ticket and turned out to be one among Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections. However that authorities by no means took off!

Quick ahead to 2022, 30 years later, some people have tried to counsel the Muslim-Muslim ticket for the Presidential election in a rustic like Nigeria that has sadly been badly polarized.

Ordinarily, there would have been nothing flawed with a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket in a democratic dispensation if there may be mutual belief and respect for the human individual and the place the overriding want for looking for political workplace is the fostering of the widespread good. However one can not actually say so of our nation in the mean time”.


Political events are anticipated to current their presidential candidates and working mates by Friday, June 17. 

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