- Reports that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila is working with his deputy to convert their colleagues have been debunked
- The claim was debunked by the deputy speaker Idris Wase when he received members of the Asiwaju's Pact with Citizens Campaign 2023 (APCC2023) group
- According to Wase, lawmakers' priority in the House of Representatives is about giving the people the dividends of democracy
The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmed Wase has denied reports that he worked with the speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to convert some Christain lawmakers to Islam.
PM News reports that Wase he and Gbajabiamila never used their positions as speaker and deputy speaker of the House to perpetrate such an act.
Speaking when the Asiwaju's Pact with Citizens Campaign 2023 (APCC2023) group paid him a visit in Abuja on Friday, July 22, Wase cautioned against non-issue-based politics among colleagues and their supporters.
Noting that politics should be about development, Wase said bringing sentiment into political issues does not work in favour of the people.
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“The speaker and I are Muslims and I do not know how many of our members have been converted so far to other religions, our priority is about giving the people the dividends of democracy.
“I am from Plateau State, I know we have a very good percentage of Muslims there, but who is going to give us peace should be our concern not who is going to divide us.”
Muslim-Muslim ticket: Respected Archbishop reveals what will happen to APC in 2023
The ruling All Progressives Congress had been warned against the plan to flag a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
The warning was issued to the ruling party on Wednesday, July 20, by a renowned Archbishop, Andrew Julius.
According to Julius, the APC is set for doom in 2023 should they continue to ignore warnings from Christain leaders on flying the same faith ticket.
2023: CAN rejects Tinubu’s choice of Muslim running mate
Speaking in an interview on Sunday, July 10, CAN’s spokesperson, Adebayo Oladeji, said making such a decision in a polarised country was a wrong move.
He stated that if having a pastor as the vice president of the country and Christian clerics and worshipers are being killed, the security of lives and properties of Christians under a Muslim-Muslim could not be guaranteed.