The Vice President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Abioye has condemned the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu for insinuating that there is no competent northern Christian that can be chosen as his running mate.
Tinubu while giving the reason for picking a former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, had claimed that all his life, decisions regarding the team around and supporting him had always been guided by the principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness, and adherence to excellence, giving rise to insinuations that there was no competent Christian Northerner that he can run with in 2023.
Bishop Abioye while addressing his congregation said the line has been drawn and Christians would tackle them for introducing religion into politics.
According to Abioye, the decision of Tinubu is an insult and an aberration to Christians.
He said, “I know everybody is getting ready for 2023 because everybody wants a new life, and want good things to happen, and good things will happen for us next year.
“There are some incompetent people that want to run this nation aground, but they will not succeed.
“I hope all of you heard that one party said there is no qualified Northern Christian to become Vice President. That is an insult, an aberration.
“You mean all the Christian Northerners are dummies? To now say that there is no competent Northern Christian is an insult and such a statement must be withdrawn.
“Otherwise, what they are saying to you is, to ‘your tent o Israel’, they are drawing the line.
“We have never tried to introduce religion into politics, but if they introduce it, we will tackle it.
“I have been a voter since 1979 and the first person I voted for was Shehu Shagari who wasn’t a Christian but a Muslim. So, it’s not about being against anybody. We voted for Yar’Adua who was a Muslim and he did well.
“So, for somebody to be thinking there is no Northern Christian qualified to be Vice President is nonsense.”
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