By Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have been urged to stand firm in their stance against the same religious ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
The appeal to Christian leaders and clerics was made by the Nigerian Faith-Based Community Organization (NFBCO) in the United States.
Speaking from New Jersey on behalf of the Nigerian faith-based community organization, NFBCO President, Bishop Samuel Ayeni noted that Nigeria is a country where religious pluralism is practiced.
Ayeni explained that any individual or group that does not want to support religious inclusion in Nigeria should in fact be collectively rejected by all religions in the country.
The famed New Jersey-based preacher, who is also a pastor at Christ Apostolic Church, pointed out that CAN and NFP rightly led the way in rejecting the same faith ticket in 2023.
According to Ayeni, “Nigerians must go further by ensuring they go to the polls and stand firm against the same ticket of faith.”
Ayeni also said, “Any ticket of same faith is a vote against fairness, justice and fairness. It must be rejected by everyone in the interest of national unity.
He added that “it will only succeed in further polarizing the nation already fractured along ethnic and religious lines,” adding that “passing the same religious ticket is a lost opportunity to unite the nation, by no means a gain. “.
“CAN and PFN have played their part in taking a stand against the same faith ticket, it is up to the citizens to ensure fairness, fairness and justice are upheld,” Ayeni said.
Ayeni also said the 2023 elections are a battle for the soul and future of Nigeria, stressing that Nigeria needs a ticket that will unite the country and not divide it.