MUSLIM/MUSLIM TICKET: OBJ talks

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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

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