Presidential Election: Christian Group Tasks Tinubu on Inclusive, Equitable Appointments

By Imrana Abdullahi, Kaduna

It is no longer news in Nigeria that the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu with the Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima rode to victory on a Muslim-Muslim ticket which stirred so much uproar within the political space in Nigeria.

In a statement Signed Rt. Honourable John Audu Kwaturu, Kaduna state and made available to newsmen, called on the incoming president to consider inclusive government to further take everyone along.

"For  the first time since 1999 both the offices of the president and that of the vice president are occupied by persons of the same faith (Muslims)".

Hon. Audu Kwaturu, who commended Christian communities that supported APC to victory, reiterated commitment to ensure their rights are protected, promoted and defended by the incoming new leadership.

"We are among the Christians that stood our ground and supported the Muslim-Muslim ticket, thus, the Christians are calling for fairness in terms of appointments into key positions in the incoming administration.

"Since the office of the President and that of the Vice President were occupied Muslims, then the office of Chief of Staff to the president and that of the Secretary of the Government of Federation, (SGF) should also be given to Christian, so that the Christian communities will not say that the Presidency is being islamized".

"This will show inclusion in the incoming government and it will also ease the present tension bedeviling our nation".

"We appreciate the president-elect for his kind gesture across all divide, we will also appreciate the president-elect on how his appointments in the campaign council from the director general of the campaign council to the secretary went a long way to ease the tension of the Muslim Muslim ticket". 

"We call on Mr president-elect to use his brilliant ideas to balance up, as we'll continue to pray for him and also to support him" Hon. Kwaturu added.

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