IN ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,Sunday, warned political parties in the country against fielding what he called Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket, saying, it is dangerous and sensitive.
Obasanjo in a press statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta , the state capital said Nigeria was too religious conscious and sensitive for that arrangement.
The former President stated that any attempt to engage in such game would not only amount to “insensitivity of the highest order but will also amount to very bad politics indeed”.
Obasanjo in a terse statement said “Sensitivity is a necessary ingredient for enhancement of peace, security and stability at this point in the political discourse and
arrangement for Nigeria and for encouraging confidence and trust.
“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 Islamization or Christianization. The idea of proselytization 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.
“Therefore, disregarding the fact that there are fears that need to be allowed at this point will amount not only to insensitivity of the highest order but will also amount to very bad politics indeed”.
by DAUD OLATUNJI