2015: Muslim-muslim, Christian-christian ticket dangerous, says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned on the dangers of any party fielding either of a muslim-muslim or christian-christian ticket in 2015.
Top officials of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) have said religion would not be a factor in who becomes the presidential and vice presidential flag bearers of the party for the election.
However, in a statement issued Sunday in Abeokuta, the former president advised political parties to consider the religious sensibilities of Nigerians in fielding their candidates.
“It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader or any political party to be toying with Muslim- muslim or Christian-christian ticket at this juncture.
“Nigeria cannot at this stage raise the spectre and fear of Islamisation or Christianisation.
“The idea of proselytisation in any form is a grave danger that must not be contemplated by any serious-minded politician at this delicate situation in Nigeria, as this time is different from any other time,” observed Obasanjo.
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