Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Tinubu Finally Meets With CAN, Top Agenda Revealed
- The Nigerian body of Christ, popularly known as CAN engaged the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, in Abuja on Wednesday
- The purpose of the meeting is to have an interactive session with the APC presidential candidate on the plight of Nigerian Christians
- The body of Christ plans to propose policies and programmes that will address the issues to the presidential hopeful
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FCT, Abuja - Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has entered a meeting with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The primary objective of the meeting is to ensure that the APC presidential flagbearer has a clear understanding of the plight of Nigerian Christians. The religious body has plans of proposing policies and programmes to address such, Vanguard reported.
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The APC presidential candidate was joined by his wife, Oluremi Tinubu and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, The Nation reported.
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About four governors of the APC, which included Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Hope Uzodinma of Imo, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, accompanied Tinubu to the venue.
Others in his entourage are a minister of special duties, Senator George Akume, and senate chief whip, Orji Kalu, among others.
Christian leaders against Tinubu's same-faith ticket
Tinubu has picked senator Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno state, as his running mate.
CAN has vehemently condemned Tinubu for running a same-faith ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
The presidential hopeful also met stark criticism from the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria led by Bishop Francis Wale Oke.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Gbemisola Adeoti, a professor of literature in English, has said the political class, particularly the presidential candidates, must have the will to abide by the rules of the election.
The University don also posited that once there is a will, there will always be a way, while urging the security agencies also to have the will to suppress the growing insecurity in the country.
Adeoti, who has built a career in humanity, said if elections can take place in states like Borno and Yobe in 2015 and 2019, then the security operatives.