Onaiyekan counsels church on what do about APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket

The previous Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, declared on Wednesday he wouldn’t vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the 2023 election due to its similar religion ticket.

Onaiyekan, who spoke on the ongoing first synod of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo at St. Kizito Pastoral Centre in Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday, mentioned the APC resolution to undertake a Muslim-Muslim ticket was a political resolution taken by a celebration decided to win an election.

The cleric added that the church wouldn’t communicate on the APC resolution however would current details on the matter to folks and count on them to make their very own selections.

He mentioned: “The APC has taken its personal resolution in flying Muslim-Muslim ticket for the presidential election as a celebration to win on the ballot and accepted the duty for taking the choice and I may even take my electoral resolution by not voting for the get together. They’ve taken their political resolution and I’ve taken my electoral resolution as effectively.

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“There isn’t a level telling them to not take such a call, all you may say is that they must settle for duty for the choice they’ve taken. I solely have one voter’s card and by God’s grace, I’ll use it. I’ll positively not vote for Muslim-Muslim ticket, that’s my resolution.

“However since it’s a political resolution of a political get together, what the church can do formally is convey out this reality and inform people who they need to take their political resolution accordingly.

“When the APC election management appointed Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong, because the Director of Marketing campaign of APC who’s a Catholic, he took the choice politically.

“The one time after we known as him to order was when he dragged the title of the Pope into the appointment and political dialogue. He tendered his apology which was accepted by us as a result of he’s a member of Papal Knight.

“APC remains to be thought of as a respectable get together in Nigeria. Many Catholics are in APC not solely as members however maintain important positions. In response to our church, we aren’t concerned in partisan politics.”

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