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Fani-Kayode on Muslim-Muslim ticket: Tinubu will make major concessions to Christians

  Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says Nigerians, particularly Christians, do not have to worry about the Muslim-Muslim ticke...

 


Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says Nigerians, particularly Christians, do not have to worry about the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

In a statement on Saturday, Fani-Kayode said Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC, does not have any plan to Islamise the country and he would make “major concessions” to Christians as regards appointments.

 

The ruling party has been criticised for its choice of two Muslims as presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

 

“Not only can Nigeria NOT be Islamised but under a Tinubu APC presidency I have no doubt that major concessions will be made in terms of key positions for Christians not just in the executive but also across the three arms of Government in order to make up the balance and assuage the feelings of the many Christians that are concerned, aggrieved and even offended by the prospect and fielding of a Muslim/Muslim ticket,” Fani-Kayode said.

 

 “There are other key positions that can and will be given to Christians in the three arms of government which are even more powerful and relevant than that of a vice-president which, with all due respect to those that occupy that position today, is essentially nothing but a spare tyre.

 

“Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, will ensure that the necessary concessions are made to Christians and that everyone, regardless of their faith, has a fair and full portion in their administration.

 

“Of this I have no doubt.”

 

The former minister said for picking northerners as their presidential candidates, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) are offering a “very dangerous narrative and volatile cocktail”.

 

“The point is that, whoever your candidate may be, we must ensure that power comes to the south in order to stop this dangerous cycle of regional and ethnic tension, enhance and entrench national unity and give Nigeria a chance to survive and experience the peace that we seek,” he said.

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