A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has thrown his weight behind the Christian Association of Nigeria’s (CAN) opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) same-faith presidential ticket, noting that the criticism is godly.
Dogara, who is a member of the ruling APC, stated that CAN’s position on the matter is the position of all those who love justice.
The former Speaker spoke during a symposium on the leadership crises in Nigeria, which held in Abuja as part of activities marking the 12th General Assembly of CAN, stated that the rejection of the Muslim-Muslim ticket presidential ticket “is also the Almighty’s own position.”
“I want to say emphatically that CAN’s position on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in this country, at this moment of national peril, is not just CAN’s or that of Babachir Lawal, whom many have accused of being the only one who has turned it into an issue.
“So, CAN’s stance is the position of all of us (Christian political leaders) who love righteousness, justice as well as diversity and are working to harness these for the advancement of this country.
“In as much as what we are fighting for is a godly position, every other position is ungodly. There’s no middle way. It is either you are for righteousness, justice and inclusivity or you are working against the unity of this great country,” Dogara stated.