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2023 Presidency: Muslim-Muslim Ticket Will Plunge Nigeria Into Irredeemable Crisis – ECWA Warns

2023 Presidency: Muslim-Muslim Ticket Will Plunge Nigeria Into Irredeemable Crisis – ECWA Warns

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has issued a warning to political events in Nigeria considering flying a Muslim-Muslim/Christian-Christian ticket.

ECWA stated such a transfer is able to plunging Nigeria into “deep and irredeemable crisis”.

The Church additionally stated the nation’s company existence is based on the rules of “justice, fairness and equity”, therefore the necessity to adhere to the established order.

ECWA in a press assertion signed by its President, Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, made out there to DAILY POST in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, famous that, “our national interest is greater than any individual or group interest”.

It reads, “As we look ahead to peaceable, free, truthful and credible elections in 2023, let me heartily congratulate all candidates which have emerged throughout the political events for the Presidential, Governorship, National and States Assembly elections.

“We are very a lot happy to notice that the processes that led to their emergence have been largely orderly and peaceable.

“Of course, this is not to say that there were no issues of concern. We pray and hope for better days ahead for our democracy.”

According to the Church, “Given the pluralistic configuration of Nigeria, now we have seen deliberate effort since independence to protect the peace and unity of the nation by guaranteeing that the Presidency is balanced by way of faith and area.

“In the primary republic, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Muslim/North) was the Prime Minister whereas Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (Christian/South) was the President underneath the parliamentary system. Under the presidential system, now we have had Shehu Shagari (Muslim/North) and Alex Ekwueme (Christian/South); Olusegun Obasanjo (South/Christian) and Atiku Abubakar (North/Muslim); Umaru Musa Yaradua (North/Muslim) and Goodluck Jonathan (South/Christian); Goodluck Jonathan (South/Christian) and Namadi Sambo (North/Muslim); and at the moment Muhammadu Buhari (Muslim/North and Yemi Osinbajo (Christian/South).

“It is towards this backdrop that we’re calling on all of the political events to take care of this steadiness for the 2023 presidential Election and to warning those that are overtly advocating for a Muslim/Muslim ticket to rethink their unrealistic stance.

“Our place on this matter is that we don’t, and won’t help a Christian/Christian ticket or a Muslim/Muslim ticket as that is able to plunging the nation into deep and irredeemable disaster.

“It is pertinent to restate unequivocally that the company existence of Nigeria is based on the rules of justice, equity and fairness.

“Section 23 of the 1999 Constitution as amended has recognized, amongst others, non secular tolerance and social justice as our nationwide values which should information our conduct and relationships. Our nationwide curiosity is larger than any particular person or group curiosity.

“We should, due to this fact, get rid of primordial sentiments that search to divide and destroy us and embrace the beliefs of peace, love, unity and progress.

The Church added that, “Martin Luther King as soon as stated that we should be taught to dwell collectively as brothers or we’ll perish collectively as fools. I pray we heed to this well timed warning.

“May God choose for us leaders that are righteous, just, humble and capable of serving this nation selflessly.”

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