Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has shared his thoughts on the same faith presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress.
Speaking at the 1st synod of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, held in Ede, Osun state on Wednesday October 5, Onaiyekan said the same faith ticket is a political decision based on a calculation to win votes.
The cleric who stated that he won’t vote for the same faith ticket of the ruling party, asked churches to present facts about the matter to people, who will then take their own political decisions.
“You will note that the Catholic Bishop Conference has not taken any action on the Muslim/Muslim ticket of All Progressives Congress. The reason is that the Muslim/Muslim ticket is a political decision taken by APC as a party on the calculation that it is their best way to win the election or assure their victory in the 2023 general election.
“There is no point telling them not to take such a decision, all you can say is that they will have to accept responsibility for the decision they have taken. I only have one voter’s card and by God’s grace, I will use it. I will definitely not vote for a Muslim/Muslim ticket. That is my decision.
“But since is a political decision of a political party, what the church can do officially is bring out the fact and tell people that they should take their political decision accordingly.”