2023: Jonathan Reacts To APC Muslim-Muslim Ticket
Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his worries over the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jonathan noted that the same-faith ticket of the ruling party would lead to lapses in the representation of Nigeria’s religious diversity.
He further stated that the same-faith ticket can only be employed in states across the country.
Naija News gathered that Jonathan stated this in an interview published in a book, ‘My Time As Chaplain In Aso Rock,” presented to the public on Tuesday.
The book which was written by Nathaniel Bivan contains the accounts of the Chaplain of the Aso Rock Villa Chapel during the Jonathan administration, Obioma Onwuzurumba.
He said, “When I took over as the vice president, the tradition then was that if the President were a Christian, the Vice would be a Muslim and vice versa. We have religious festivals in Nigeria and, of course, National Day, where there will be Jummah prayers and Christian prayers.
“Nigerians are religious people, this is why I get worried about the issues of Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket. Yes, Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian can run the state. But I always ask, ‘who will represent this other bloc whenever we come to the national days that we celebrate?”