From Gyang Bere, Jos
President and General Overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI) Prophet Isa El-Buba has said the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and running mate Kashim Shetima is not in the interest of the unity of Nigeria.
He noted that there are over 50 million competent Christians from the North who are qualified for the Vice presidential running mate but Tinubu deliberately settled down for a Muslim.
Prophet E-l Buba disclosed this during a press briefing in Jos and said the political development in the country is unhealthy and it has created more discomfort among Nigerians by dividing the nation along religious lines.
He said there is so much mistrust and division in Nigeria at the moment, that makes it difficult for any party that produces a Muslim-Muslim ticket to win elections.
“When President Muhammadu Buhari came on board in 2015, the Senate President became a Muslim, Speaker House of Representatives became a Muslim and the national chairman of the party a Muslim, a situation that makes the rest of Nigerians begin to nurse fears that there is an agenda.”
He maintained that nobody should think the situation in 1993 and today are the same, stressing that the present situation in the county is different from what was on the ground during the time of M.K. O Abiola when his party featured a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“Nigerians are so divided at this present time because of lack of trust, both Christians and Muslims should not be deprived of what belongs to them in the various political parties as they prepare to go to the polls in 2023.”
He explained that Northern Nigeria is not only made up of states in the far north but also includes Middle-Belt minority states such as Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger and Kwara states which are largely dominated by the Christians.
He rejected the appointment of Governor Simon Lalong as Director General of the Tinubu/Shatima presidential campaign council and described the appointment as an insult to the Christian community in the North.