The Ecumenical Youth Association (EYA) find it pertinent to write succinctly to address this distractive and combustive statement by the DG of Tinubu support group Hon. Abdumumuni jibrin kefa “There’s nothing wrong with Muslim Muslim Ticket” and MURIC “Yoruba Muslims won’t support any Non-Muslim candidate for 2023 Presidency” which are capable if not deliberately intended to undermined and insult the sensibility of Christians in Nigeria.
It seems MURIC’s notority in attacking Christianity has made it’s memory to fail, and therefore it’s imparative at this point to remind MURIC, Jibrin and Nigerians how Muslims have ruled for 40 years, 3 months and 24 days both as military head of state and democratic President in the 62 years of the existence of Nigeria, Starting from:
1. Alhaji The Right HonourableSir Abubakar Tafawa BalewaKBE PC, Prime Minister of Nigeria In office 30 August 1957 – 15 January 1966 = 9 years;
2. Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR In office1 October 1979 – 31 December 1983 = 4 years 2months President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
3. Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua GCFR In office 29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010 = 3 years;
4. President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR Assumed office as president 29 May 2015 In office to 2023 = 8 Years.
5. Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed GCFRIn office, 30 July 1975 – 13 February 1976 = 6 months 14 days
6. General Muhammadu Buhari GCFR In office31 December 1983 – 27 August 1985 = 1 years 8months
7. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR27 August 1985 – 26 August 1993 = 8years
8. Gen. Sani Abacha GCFRIn office17 November 1993 – 8 June 1998 = 5 years
9. General Abdulsalami Abubakar DSM DSM* FSS GSMGCFR MSS NSM RM SJMIn office 9 June 1998 – 29 May 1999 = 11 months 10days.
Looking at the above names, you will notice they are all Muslims and this is to tell you how tolerant and patient Christians are. This is not to mention the Muslim Muslim Ticket of Abiola & Kinkigbe of 1993. So MURIC, Jibrin or any other Muslim does not have the moral conscience and right to ask for a Muslim Presidency in 2023, talk less or more of a Muslim Muslim Ticket. If there should be anything of such, it should be Christian Christian ticket because, the Muslims have had their turn in 1993.
It’s crucial to make everyone understand that, we are reasonable enough not to ask for a Christian Christian ticket but just for a Christian Presidency. The Muslims are having their turn presently. It’s a shame that Hon. Jibrin will display such level of ignorance as to comparing the then Christian Christian leadership of the Senate and the present Muslim Muslim leadership of the House of Representatives to that of the most powerful presidency in the world.
When the political climate is not favourably disposed to Muslim Politicians & their supporters, they will talk about zoning & federal character, but when it’s Commodious with them then, they will remember competence, capacity, merit, et al. There are competent Christian Aspirants from both the South and North.
However, we understand the fears of the Northern Muslim politicians that said, they will not accept a Northern Christian vice-presidential candidate for Tinubu. It maybe to avoid the Yar’adua/Jonathan incidence, that is a Northern Christian Presidency because they don’t trust Alhaji Tinubu health report enough to take such risk. The truth is that we can not afford a southern Muslim presidency as a region with a Christian majority, since they can’t avoid even a Christian vice presidency because of their majority status in the North. We can not be fooled, what they failed to also understand is that, we are not interested in any Christian Vice Presidency in 2023.
We therefore, call on all Christians (Church leaders & members) most especially the youths & women to put their prayers into action by ensuring that, they have their voters cards readily available to enable us to vote for a Christian presidential candidates that any of the major parties may present, and also prepare to protect the votes, come 2023. We should also try and avoid every and any temptation to betray our faith for a pot of portage by not voting a Christian presidential candidate.
Therefore, we encourage fervent Christian politicians with capacity to deliver our great country from the economic strangulation and political disintegration to start indicating interest for the presidency. And if need be, come up with a consensus candidate. This is beyond party affiliation, but rather for the peace and development of Nigeria.
Indeed it will be unfair not to commend those Christian politicians and Muslims politicians with good conscience in the ruling party that did everything possible to stop this same Muslim Muslim ticket plan in 2014/2015. Although, they would have woefully lost the election.
What we want to assure those orchestrating these satanic plans is that, God will disgrace them and they will not see what they are looking for. We will mobilize and campaign against them.
God Bless The Body of ChristGod bless Nigeria God Bless Ecumenical Youth Association.
Bro. Daboikiabo Z. WarmatePresident For EYA