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Muslim-Muslim ticket: Nigerians don’t care about religion of political leaders

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Spokesperson of the Northern Elders Discussion board (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has weighed in on the controversy that has trailed the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket “suggestion”.

Talking in an interview on Channels Tv, Ahmed stated “atypical” Nigerians now not care concerning the non secular background of their political leaders.

He insisted that faith is a software deployed by politicians to get energy in 2023, and non secular beliefs of elected leaders haven’t benefited Nigerians.

“I feel there may be a variety of deception right here which has gathered momentum as politicians started to be taught increasingly more concerning the weaknesses of atypical Nigerians. 90 % of us as atypical Nigerians are religious Christians and Muslims. We care very deeply about private religion. We care concerning the fortunes of our religion. We don’t wish to be attacked or affected as a result of we’re Christians or Muslims.

“By and enormous, in most situations, our religion is religion. Politicians use religion and different types of identification politics to wrestle for energy. That is principally what’s it and it’s changing into clearer that each time politics come, faith surfaces as an element and what it does is that it created this concept that Nigerians would struggle as a result of the vice-president shouldn’t be a Christian or a Muslim.

“We received’t. We won’t struggle as a result of when you go down in historical past, there may be not a single factor a Christian had benefited from through the occasions when Christians had been presidents or vice-presidents. There may be nothing a Muslim had benefitted from the president or vice-president being a Muslim.

“Once you hear them speak now, it’s as whether it is central to being a Muslim or a Christian. in case your so-called man shouldn’t be within the presidency. It’s nonsense. It’s the most misleading factor politicians do. What’s much more damaging is that they’re making it worse now exactly the time when we have to have high quality management, good individuals regardless of their religion, who will govern this nation and pull it out of this quagmire that we’re in.

“Politicians are bringing in all these components that particularly focused at giving a couple of of them sure benefits. Now, you hear these individuals are saying it needs to be a Muslim-Muslim ticket, atypical Nigerians don’t care. Politicians are enjoying a recreation with the religion, intelligence and way forward for our individuals.

“I’m telling you atypical Nigerians don’t contemplate the religion of leaders now as central to the best way they exist. Now we have been taught some horrible classes from current leaders who might have benefitted from non secular politics however have deserted the individuals who they share the identical religion with. I feel individuals are wiser now.”

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