Yakubu Dogara, a former House of Representatives speaker, has praised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for their noble resistance to the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress.
Dogara, an APC leader, emphasized that the CAN’s stance on the issue is shared by people who value justice.
The former Speaker made this known while giving a speech on Wednesday, in Abuja, at a symposium on the leadership challenges in Nigeria as part of celebrations for the 12th General Assembly of CAN.
He said, “I want to say emphatically that CAN’s position on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in this country, at this moment of national peril, is not just CAN’s or that of Babachir Lawal, whom many have accused of being the only one who has turned it into an issue.
“I believe it (the rejection of same-faith ticket) is also the Almighty’s own position, because we serve a God of justice. He is the righteous one as well as the author of diversity, and he wants us, as diverse as we are, to come together.
“So, CAN’s stance is the position of all of us (Christian political leaders) who love righteousness, justice as well as diversity and are working to harness these for the advancement of this country.
“In as much as what we are fighting for is a godly position, every other position is ungodly. There’s no middle-way. It is either you are for righteousness, justice and inclusiveness or you are working against the unity of this great country.”