Muslim-Muslim ticket: I won’t vote APC – Cardinal Onaiyekan



Uba Group

The Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, on Wednesday, revealed that he would not be voting for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the party’s decision to fly Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He made this known while delivering a talk entitled: “The Church as an Agent of Dialogue and Reconciliation In Our Community In Quest For a Just and Peaceful Social Order,” at the ongoing First Synod of the Catholic Diocese of Osogbo at St. Kizito Pastoral Centre, Ede, Osun State.

Onaiyekan said his decision not to vote APC was personal and stressed that every Christian, like other Nigerians, would have to take their own decision on the political party to vote.

He said the Catholic Church wouldn’t direct members to vote for a particular political party adding that the decision of APC to float Muslim-Muslim ticket was the best way it wanted to win election and that Nigerians too had a choice to either vote the party or not.

According to him, “The reason is that Muslim/Muslim ticket is a political decision taken by APC as a party on the calculation that is their best way to win the election or assure their victory in 2023 General Election.

“There is no point telling them not to take such 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 Muslim/Muslim ticket, that is my decision,” the Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Church said.