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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by sojiboy(m): 3:33pm On Jul 24
*APC Muslim-Muslim ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN to evolve a charter of demands for political leaders*

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has allayed the fears of Christians in the country over the raging issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying it was not done to undermine their influence or relevance, but simply a calculated political strategy by the party to win the Presidential election.

Dr Fayemi who stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Friday during a courtesy visit by the new executives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ekiti State Chapter led by its Chairman, Dr Emmanuel Aribasoye, said the choice of a Muslim running mate for the APC Presidential candidate was not because there were no competent Christian politicians from the North as being erroneously peddled in some quarters.

While adding that there are so many competent Christians in the North and all over Nigeria, the Governor noted that the responsibility of the church where social justice is being preached should include looking at the challenges being faced by Christians and seeking how good governance can address and improve upon them.

He urged Christian leaders to eschew what he called "the theology of disengagement" and embrace politics by converting the current challenge to an opportunity to present a charter of demands to all political candidates based on irreducible minimum conditions acceptable to Christendom. “Many Christians see politics as a dirty game, and for this reason are disengaged from the political process. It's time for us to realize that there are compelling reasons for Christians to participate in politics. In my own opinion, whatever makes us good Christians makes us good citizens.”

“You raised a matter that is agitating the minds of many Christians particularly Christians who are not in politics but I can tell you that Christians who are in politics are equally concerned about the matter you have raised about the Muslim-Muslim ticket. Not so much because of faith but because of fair representation and representation in a multi ethnic, multi religious, multi- cultural setting is always going to be an issue of concern. But I have also had cause to discuss this with our political associates and our fathers in the Lord.

“But where we are now, my plea with Christians is to do that which is expected of us. Yes, the agitation must continue and on my part as a Christian, I have been talking to both the Presidential candidate and other leaders of the party that we need to take quick steps that we should have taken earlier by approaching the leadership in Christendom and explain the context of the selection that was about to happen. Even if they don't agree with our choice, they would have seen the sincerity of purpose and understood that the decision was not on ground of competence because we have competent Christians all over Nigeria but on grounds of strategic political moves, which is what we do in politics. We have to look at scenarios and calculate where the votes would come from, it is a game of numbers.

“I think it is time for Christians to move away from the theology of disengagement - the notion that politics is dirty and that it is not for a child of God. When serious Christians committed to the ideals of social justice and the common good turn away from politics, they open the door for unprincipled opportunists to take power. Fortunately, not all of us can or will be in elective office. Not all of us have to. What matters is for each of us to find our place in the move to build our nation and be faithful to the demands of that task.

The Christian leadership should use this current challenge as an opportunity to present a charter of demands to all political candidates, especially our party (APC), outlining the irreducible minimum conditions acceptable to Christians in the next political dispensation. A charter of demands that would represent those values you preach to us in church highlighting our concerns, stressing the place of Christendom in the Nigeria project and then placing our demands before the political leaders. I want the Church to organise debates around issues of concerns among all the candidates”. He stated.

This, he said, would bring out some advantages for the Christians in the current arrangement, rather than flogging the issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket. "While it is desirous to see one of us on either side of the presidential ticket, I think it is important for us to look beyond the religious profession of the gladiators or even their ethnic or geopolitical origin."

Speaking further, Dr Fayemi commended CAN for its role in promoting peace and harmony both at the state and national levels and urged the association not to relent in its prayer for the peace of the country.
Earlier, the new Chairman of CAN in the state, Dr Aribasoye who had commended the Governor's generosity to CAN in Ekiti and his spirit of sportsmanship in stepping down for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the APC Convention, as a welcome development, however said the church was not in any way comfortable with the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling party, describing it as a “cause for concern”
Dr Aribasoye gave kudos to Dr Fayemi administration for his giant strides in the state which included quick response to security challenges which had culminated into frequent arrest of criminal elements in the state, extensive infrastructural and educational development as well as his personal sponsorship of pilgrims to Holy lands.
He also highlighted some of the achievements of the administration to include prompt payment of workers’ salaries, construction of International Cargo Airport and peaceful conduct of Governorship election in the state. Dr Aribasoye used the occasion to invite the Governor to the National Convention of CAN taking place at the end of the month.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Yorubalandlord(m): 3:34pm On Jul 24
Thanks sir for saying the truth.
We yoruba Christians are solidly behind Peter obi, we reject any form of Muslim Muslim ticket, because Nigeria is not a Muslim country,.
Let every Christian in Nigeria join hands together to be obedient and yusful to this our great country.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by BAT4Presido2023: 3:35pm On Jul 24
#BAT2023
#VOTE4COMPETENCE
#VOTE4LEADERSHIP
#VOTE4ACCOUNTABILITY

Vote for Bola Ahmed Tinubu

BAT is the man for the job

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by yudee233: 3:39pm On Jul 24
This is how CAN dress for political visitation and not what we saw in Abuja. Fayemi thanks for saying the truth

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by alizma: 3:45pm On Jul 24
Well said. If not for the Muslim Muslim choice by Tinubu, many Christian leaders and their members would have remain quite, show no interest in the election till after 2023 election, then they would have returned to complain about bad government or so. Have Nigerian Christians ever been this active towards election?
Despite complaining about Tinubu's choice, have you heard any of them talking about how Tinubu will win if he chooses a Christian VP? No, the focus is just on why not a Christian VP? Unfortunately that is not how politics works, you have to do your proper calculation and position yourself to win, it is base on facts not emotional judgement. Tambuwal stepped down for Atiku not because he hate his friend, Wike but because he felt as a party, they stand a better chance with Atiku than Wike and any politically informed and unbiased Nigerian know very well that is true.
So for me, it was just as Fayemi has put it, it is more of a political calculation than any other thing.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by sotall(m): 4:52pm On Jul 24
cool

Tinubu is a bad market that can never sell to any sensible Nigerian who has been alive before 2015.

Tinubu with his full chest marketed this disaster called Buhari to Nigerians and we can all see the result 7 years later.

If Tinubu had answers to serious economic and security issues plaguing Nigeria, why not relate it to Buhari since 7 years so that it will be easy to campaign with what Buhari has achieved since 7 years?


He wants Nigerians to reward him with Aso rock after the sufferings of the last 7 years?

He will be rewarded with defeat.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by VladimirPutiin(m): 4:53pm On Jul 24
Even if Tinubu picks the Sultan he won’t near Aso rock grin grin

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Abilistic(m): 4:53pm On Jul 24
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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by posty56: 4:53pm On Jul 24
it's Always our brothers from the West trying to sell us out! to please their slave masters! in the name of politics.

vote for Peter obi

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by PlayerMeji: 4:53pm On Jul 24
I must be honest I am not happy with CAN because they are meddling in politics so obviously.

This is an association that generates billion in turnover every year yet the people are impoverished.

While CAN is dabbling in politics, people are getting killed in South Kaduna, Benue, Jos etc on weekly basis yet there are no arrangements to help these people.

The Muslim Muslim ticket is more of a political gameplay than religious.

Osinbajo being there for us Christians what has he done for Christianity?

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by iwaeda: 4:53pm On Jul 24
sojiboy:
*APC Muslim-Muslim ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN to evolve a charter of demands for political leaders*



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Fayemi must have tasted whiskey before these utterances grin grin grin grin grin angry grin

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by GboyegaD(m): 4:53pm On Jul 24
The fact that equity is discarded just for the sake of votes speaks volume of what else these desperate fellows would do.

At this time and with the situation of the country, a Muslim-Muslim ticket is a NO and shouldnt be up for discuss!!!

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by CommonSense1967: 4:54pm On Jul 24
The number ONE job of any politician is to win elections simply because if you don't win election, all your ideas and dreams are just mere imaginations. You have to win election to even have the chance to implement your ideas.
Tinubu's number ONE goal is winning the election not placating/pleasing the CAN.
The CAN don't want him to win anyway so why play into their selfish wish?
Shettima gives Tinubu a better chance of winning, why will anyone ignore that and chose a lesser candidate? Only a fool will do that.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by iCauseTrouble: 4:54pm On Jul 24
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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by iampeterben(m): 4:54pm On Jul 24
Any English you like speak, Tinubu replicating MKO tactics will fail him this time. Nigerians won't go on this road again.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Mandesz(m): 4:54pm On Jul 24
The choice before us christian family in 2023 is simple; it's either we're Obidient or simply Articulate.
But 4 me I think Obidient is better than sacrifice

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Pandev(m): 4:54pm On Jul 24
coolbut all these u-18 nairaland political analysts who have never voted before claim no Christian will vote for Tinubu. Here is a Christian governor defending Jagaban. Fayemi knows the ticket is not again the Christians, but ipobs are playing with emotions of Christians especially those who are not into politics, making it look like it is against the Christians to pave way for Obi who killed Anambra citizens with the help of Nwafor led Awkuzu SARS grin

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Melodydoctor: 4:54pm On Jul 24
Okay na. Wetin consign me?

Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by nairavsdollars(f): 4:54pm On Jul 24
Fayemi talking rubbish as usual. Ewu North

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by ucee64(m): 4:54pm On Jul 24
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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Way4orward: 4:55pm On Jul 24
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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by cjudy(m): 4:55pm On Jul 24
Seems you fools don’t understand what Nigerians demand. Whether Muslim -Muslim or Christian-Christian is not our business. Our business is go and sit down you old cargos . We are done with visionless leaders.

After listening to Peter OBi today on his interview made some days ago, I’m now here to tell everyone that I have join the Obidient Train.

This is the kind of President Nigeria need now, let’s put Religion or Region aside, we need someone who can help and defend the masses. Who knows what leadership is all about. One presidential candidate said he doesn’t care about dollar rate right now that he’s going to pay people with naira. I’m ashame of him and those who support him

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Chinkoalhaji34: 4:55pm On Jul 24
Fayemi should not even advise them.

CAN are now rabble rousing online politicians who peddle fake news and hide under pastoral mission to push their political move.

CAN president was busy crying Sukuk is Islamization but now they have been shamed because even roads in Christian-Christian state are being built with Sukuk bond.

Christians should be wary of all these political god of men who parade as pastor. Same CAN were busy ferrying stolen cash for Jonathan government with their private jets back then.

It’s only Baba Adeboye & Pastor Kumuyi that I rate high (Both are good example that other pastors should follow) , the rest of those god of men are big time political peddlers masquerading as CAN.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by franchasofficia: 4:55pm On Jul 24
hmmm
Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by SmilingImabong: 4:55pm On Jul 24
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BAT4Presido2023:
#BAT2023
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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Realtalk20: 4:55pm On Jul 24
The southwest will betray Christianity

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by PedroEastman: 4:56pm On Jul 24
alizma:
Well said. If not for the Muslim Muslim choice by Tinubu, many Christian leaders and their members would have remain quite, show no interest in the election till after 2023 election, then they would have returned to complain about bad government or so. Has Nigerian Christians ever been this active towards election?
Despite complaining about Tinubu's choice, have you heard any of them talking about how Tinubu will win if he chooses a Christian VP? No, the focus is just on why not a Christian VP? Unfortunately that is not how politics works, you have to do your proper calculation and position yourself to win, it is base of facts not emotional judgement. Tambuwal stepped down for Atiku not because he hate his friend, Wike but because he felt as a party, they stand a better chance with Atiku than Wike and any politically informed and unbiased Nigerian know very well that is true.
So for me, it was just as Fayemi has put it, it is more of a political calculation than any other thing.






Shut up

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by tctrills: 4:56pm On Jul 24
Yorubalandlord:
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In summary, Fayemi is saying that Muslims would not vote for Tinubu if he chooses a Christian vice but Christians should vote for Tinubu even though he chose a Muslim vice.

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Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by Mindlog: 4:56pm On Jul 24
Yimu.
Re: Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Fayemi Urges CAN To Evolve A Charter Of Demands by sammyj: 4:56pm On Jul 24
I hope Fayemi will not come and eat his words in the future if this eventually backfires against the Christians shocked shocked shocked shocked angry

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