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NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Nobody: 3:37am On Oct 29, 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY SUCCESS NWOGU

Vice-President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said it was wrong for a former Head of State and a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to have said that he would not mind a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.

He also said that it was inappropriate for a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a to have warned against a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Aremu spoke in an interview with journalists during the 26th Annual National Education Conference of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria and the Nigeria Textile, Garment and Tailoring Employers’ Association in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday.

He said that religion should not be a consideration or a factor in choosing candidates in the 2015 elections.

According to him, using religion as a basis for choosing candidates could lead to further problem as there are different groups or sects in Islam and Christianity.

Aremu said only the constitutional provision should be adopted in choosing candidates.

He said, “It is wrong for both former President Olusegun Obasanjo and General Muhammadu Buhari to have mentioned Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket for the 2015 presidential elections. It is a wrong mindset, just like Obasanjo was wrong to say we need Muslim-Christian balance. The balance Nigeria is looking for is good governance balance. We are looking for a president as defined in Nigeria’s Constitution regardless of religious background, who is willing to guarantee the welfare and security of Nigerians.

“The problem of their age as well as the bankruptcy of the age of their ideas; modern Nigerians are ordinary people who settle everywhere to work anywhere. For example the way Obasanjo became head of state in the unfortunate coup of 1976 nobody looked at religious issue, we just moved on as he was the next in command to the late General Murtala Mohammed.”

“If it were today’s Nigeria people would be reading double meaning into it and they would put the country in jeopardy. In this country, the late Moshood Abiola never saw his presidential ticket with that of Baba Gana Kingibe as Muslim-Muslim stuff and the whole country voted for them. In fact, Abiola had votes almost 90 percent in largely Christian dominated area of Akwa Ibom State. People followed Abiola because of his avid commitment to good governance and ability to say farewell to poverty. For me that is the issue and I want to say let’s change the debate from that unhelpful narrow religious divide to serious issue of constitution.

“The two Generals’ comments clearly show lack of civility. Whoever will drive our democracy must be strong civilians who have civil outlook. We are tired of these Generals who will heat up the polity. Their language is not civil. No serious civilian will be talking of North-South candidates or Muslim-Christian candidates. Civilians fought for our independence for us, not soldiers. So if civilians fought for independence for us they should run it for us.”

http://www.punchng.com/news/nlc-boss-slams-buhari-obasanjo-over-muslim-muslim-ticket-row/

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Kaeboy(m): 3:47am On Oct 29, 2014
nawa ooo.ds man is confused.......wic one did he want now ,muslim pagan ticket abii pagan xtian ticket........because as far as am concern gen.buhari's statement of muslim muslim ticket is indirectly insinuating he wants any1 who will wrk 4 betterment of d nation nt goin by d popular mentality of muslim xtian blah blah blah......but wait oooo is dea no pagan politician. anyway as far as am concern those dudes are all pagans

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by tit(f): 3:56am On Oct 29, 2014
What concerns NLC with politicians and politics.
Nigeria's big problem is that people do not know their limits.
The NLC should fire this man immediately for dragging them into a issue they have no business with.

Next thing we know, Army generals and police commissioners will start opining on the criteria for political leadership.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by 2cato: 4:04am On Oct 29, 2014
"The problem of their age and the bankrupcy of their age idea"
barcanister egift gbawe obiagelli and other APC cyber BEDBUGS and Cyber RODENTS should come and convince us better as it as always been their wont. APC are going to do more harm than good with all this 70 something years old men that are bankrupt of idea only how to steal kill and cause cönfusion among mankind.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Mortiano(m): 4:08am On Oct 29, 2014
tit:
What concerns NLC with politicians and politics.
Nigeria's big problem is that people do not know their limits.
The NLC should fire this man immediately for dragging them into a issue they have no business with.
Next thing we know, Army generals and police commissioners will start opining on the criteria for political leadership.
u lack clear understanding, what d man is saying is very clear and as a comrade, he has d right to air his view, is talking about changing d mindset, which i saw nothing wrong in that, is people like that should change their n understand what someone is saying before critizing.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Mortiano(m): 4:23am On Oct 29, 2014
tit:
What concerns NLC with politicians and politics.
Nigeria's big problem is that people do not know their limits.
The NLC should fire this man immediately for dragging them into a issue they have no business with.

Next thing we know, Army generals and police commissioners will start opining on the criteria for political leadership.
As an NLC leader, he is for the protection of social welfare of his people, and who are the custodian of social welfare? the government. through which angle do u enter into government? election via being a politician. so dear why should they dismiss him for dragging them to politics, is it not through proper information n orientation that people will know their left to right, i so much what this man said, all these generals should leave the govt system alone, they didnt bring d independence, so they should leeave for civilian to run it, so my dear he is on point and a very sound one in d matter

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by LibrarianD: 4:49am On Oct 29, 2014
Wait...
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Kaeboy(m): 4:55am On Oct 29, 2014
grin
LibrarianD:
Wait...
. grin
LibrarianD:
Wait...
. wait wait I cannot categorically say anything niw b4 my oga at d top we come and say its anoda one
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by LibrarianD: 5:20am On Oct 29, 2014
Kaeboy:
grin. grin. wait wait I cannot categorically say anything niw b4 my oga at d top we come and say its anoda one
Choi!!! Busted... grin

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by dridowu: 5:20am On Oct 29, 2014
Religion has divided this country more than before. I too don't mind the religion the Presi and VP comes from ,even if the candidate is an atheist, i am only concern about the candidates the will fulfil at least 80-90% his/her promise. But the question remains how do i identify the "TRUTHFUL" canididat ?
Sincere9gerian:

What about in 2002 when a certain buhari said Muslims should vote for only Muslim? Continue deceiving yourselves
Who is deceiving who ? I am not in that school of thought . Buhari may have says so but that does not mean all muslim voted for him. I have voted for both Christian and Muslim before and i will still vote for both religion and Pagan if i see the candidate that i feels deserve my vote. I am not a religion fanatic and i will never be. It a religion fanatic that would only vote someone from his/her religion. Like i said earlier religion has divided this country than what you and i think, just go to Religion section on Nairaland and see things for yourself.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Nobody: 5:30am On Oct 29, 2014
dridowu:
Religion has divided this country more than before. I too don't mind the religion the Presi and VP comes from ,even the candidate is an atheist, i am only concern about the candidates the will fulfil at least 80-90% his/her promise. But the question remains how do i identify the "TRUTHFUL" canididat ?
What about in 2002 when a certain buhari said Muslims should vote for only Muslim? Continue deceiving yourselves

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by condralbede(m): 5:38am On Oct 29, 2014
Mr Aremu I don't knw whr u stands on this ooo,so in clear and shorter statement what would u hv like OBJ to say on thatBecause from my own understanding OBJ categorically condemned the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by justi4jesu(f): 5:39am On Oct 29, 2014
Just waking up

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by GoodluckJonatan: 5:39am On Oct 29, 2014
. shocked who b aremu sef, and from inside which bush e for waka come. Smhh

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by youngcee: 5:40am On Oct 29, 2014
Cool
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by YoungDaNaval(m): 5:40am On Oct 29, 2014
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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by bist: 5:40am On Oct 29, 2014
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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by sammieguze(m): 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
Drama
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by uken73(m): 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
NLC has spoken

Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Nobody: 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
Na them sabi
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by iamodenigbo1(m): 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
I want a pagan/Atheist combination

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Vstuffs(m): 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
WE NEED GOOD GOVERMENTS AND LEADERS.......
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by QMark: 5:41am On Oct 29, 2014
Na u na wahala
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by lonelydora: 5:43am On Oct 29, 2014
That one na their wahala. GEJ till 2019 until APC brings out a credible person.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by olaeffect(m): 5:43am On Oct 29, 2014
why must Buhari always say something wrong before election?

Those close to him should advice him please, some people like me are starting to like him ooo. But with comments like this, his opponents will bring out their joker again.

This comment just sounds so wrong coming from a person that pick a nonpolatician as a running mate simply because he was a pastor.

Hope he won't mind a Christian/Christian ticket too?

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by spermSHOOTer: 5:43am On Oct 29, 2014
The time i used to book this space might have been enough for me to contribute in topic undecided
Please bear with me, it will never repeat its ugly self again. I have learnt my lesson. I will always comment going forward, instead of booking this kind large expanse of space. wink

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by LMAyedun(m): 5:44am On Oct 29, 2014
Mr. NLC Vice president,

Muslim-muslim ticket = 0

Christian-Christian ticket = 0

Nigeria isn't matured enough to elect her leaders based on constitutional provisions alone, the tension in the country at the moment can't accommodate that... at least, not 2015 elections.

Religion fanaticism is a major problem we need to outgrow in Nigeria.

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by sammieguze(m): 5:45am On Oct 29, 2014
Na balloon?

LibrarianD:

Choi!!! Bursted... grin
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by yim(f): 5:46am On Oct 29, 2014
ALL I WANT IS GOOD GOVERNANCE

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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by Kbraims(m): 5:48am On Oct 29, 2014
Book space,watch out 4 my comment soon...
Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by eleko1: 5:48am On Oct 29, 2014
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Re: NLC Boss Slams Buhari, Obasanjo Over Muslim-muslim Ticket Row by tunapawizzy: 5:48am On Oct 29, 2014
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