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I will never vote for Tinubu, APC in 2023, says Cardinal Onaiyekan



Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan

Former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, on Wednesday vowed to not vote  for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for flying Muslim-Muslim ticket within the 2023 common elections.

Onaiyekan made this recognized at lecture entitled: “The Church as an Agent of Dialogue and Reconciliation In Our Group In Quest For a Simply and Peaceable Social Order,” on the ongoing first synod of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo at St. Kizito Pastoral Centre, Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday.

In keeping with him: “The APC has taken its personal determination in flying Muslim-Muslim ticket for the presidential election as a celebration to win on the ballot and accepted the duty for taking the choice and I will even take my electoral determination by not voting for the celebration. They’ve taken their political determination and I’ve taken my electoral determination as effectively.”

“There isn’t any level telling them to not take such a call, all you possibly can say is that they must settle for duty for the choice they’ve taken. I solely have one voter’s card and by God’s grace, I’ll use it. I’ll positively not vote for Muslim-Muslim ticket, that’s my determination.

“However since it’s a political determination of a political celebration, what the church can do formally is convey out this truth and inform folks that they need to take their political determination accordingly.

“When the APC election management appointed Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong, because the Director of Marketing campaign of APC who’s a Catholic, he took the choice politically.

“The one time once we known as him to order was when he dragged the identify of the Pope into the appointment and political dialogue, he tendered his apology which was accepted by us as a result of he’s a member of Papal Knight.

“APC remains to be thought of as a reputable celebration in Nigeria. Many Catholics are in APC not solely as members however maintain very important positions.  In keeping with our church, we aren’t concerned in partisan politics.”

The cleric, whereas expressing displeasure on the spate of criminalities within the nation, charged the federal government to dialogue with leaders of various teams which are inflicting mayhem to scale back the crime.

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