Former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has frowned at those who have been attacking the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a Muslim, for picking another Muslim, Kashim Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 election.
Okogie, who reacted to the criticisms and fireworks that trailed Tinubu’s choice of the former Governor of Borno State as his running mate, insisted that competence should determine who governs the country and not ethnoreligious sentiments.
The vocal cleric advised the electorate to vote for political parties and their candidates in the 2023 general elections based on the impression of them.
Okogie said: “Put simply, competence should be the defining factor for any government and not ethnoreligious sentiments. Unfortunately, ethnoreligious sentiments play a key role in Nigeria’s politics.
“In the final analysis, the voters make the choice, so whatever impression and/or expression about any of the candidates and political parties should be expressed by either voting for or against them.”
Source: The Punch.