The new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh has said that the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the ruling All Progressives Congress is a plot to make Christians second-class citizens in the country.
In his acceptance speech in Abuja after the General Assembly of CAN validated his election, Okoh said the fear was borne out of the recent happenings in the country.
He also said that it is coming at a time when Christian leaders believe that some section of political leaders are not sensitive to the diverse nature of our population when certain decisions are being made.
The new CAN President also called on President Buhari to end the bloodletting, kidnapping and general insecurity in all the geo-political zones of the country.
“While thanking the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), for his efforts to combat terrorism and banditry, I would like to appeal to His Excellency to end the bloodletting, kidnapping and general insecurity in all the geo-political zones of the country.
“I believe that government can do more to secure the lives and property given all the modern technology within its reach.
“Many Christians feel and have the genuine fear that there is a deliberate plan to remove the Christian faith from the scheme of things and make us second-class citizens in our own country – genuine fear borne out of the recent happenings in our polity i.e. the same-faith ticket in one of the major political parties in Nigeria despite the caution raised by CAN since two years ago.
“Whatever happens, no matter how many times our sensibilities are insulted, we must resolve to to make a positive impact on the political, economic and social systems of our dear nation.”