The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) opposes Christian-Christian and Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in 2023

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked political parties to cancel the thought of Christian/Christian tickets or Muslim/Muslim presidential tickets in 2023.

President of the Christian group, Samson Ayokunle said this on Thursday, October 28 after the CAN leadership

met with Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege at the National Assembly.

CAN said such decision would be disastrous and could trigger unnecessary suspicion, acrimony, denial, among Nigerian.

The organization, thereby, cautioned the leading political parties in the country against heating up the polity

with such arrangement ahead of the 2023 general election.

Noting that there is already tension across Nigeria due to insecurity, Ayokunle stated that politicians should not

heat up the polity with utterances as campaigns commence.

Ayokunle said they urge the consideration of balance for both religious practitioners. “We don’t want Christian/Christian ticket nor Muslim/Muslim ticket”

CAN’s President expressed disappointment with the economic downturn and its consequences on the people and also called for quick actions and policies that will cushion the effect.

Ayokunle added; 

“Unemployment is at an unimaginable level. While we appreciate the efforts of the legislature in calling the attention of the executive, more robust and daring efforts are required.

He further said there should be the creation of enabling environment for investments and incentives or tax exceptions given to local manufacturers on some goods”

By Taiyelolu A

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