Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the APC, is expected to meet with the body of Christ in Nigeria, CAN, today, Wednesday The religious body had organised an interactive session for presidential candidates in the 2023 general election CAN had been a strong critic of Tinubu over his decision to run a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the 2023 race.
His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has lamented the different challenges facing Nigeria in terms of development and governance.
The religious leader blamed the country’s woes on constitutional problems and failed institutional framework.
Okoh stated this at the first part of CAN interactive session with presidential candidates in the 2023 election organised in Abuja on Tuesday, November 15.
The Christian body will be meeting with Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the second face of its interactive session with presidential candidates. The second phase of the session will also hold in Abuja on Wednesday, November 16, where Peter Obi of the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, are also expected to be in attendance.
Tinubu has announced Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno state as his running mate. Both Tinubu and Shettima are of the same faith.
However, the decision of the APC presidential candidate has been harshly criticised by CAN and Bishop Wale Oke-led Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
It was earlier reported that the Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has described the ruling APC’s same-faith ticket in the 2023 presidential election as a political decision.
However, the cleric maintained that the party will have to take responsibility for the decision they feel is best for them to win the poll. Onaiyekan added that the Catholic faithful will vote in the 2023 election individually, but he would not be voting for the APC because of the Muslim-Muslim ticket.[carousel_slide id='8496']