The Nigeria Democracy Defence Watch has told the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, that Muslim-Muslim ticket would destroy the country’s peace and security and also threaten the national stability.
The group made the appeal in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari titled: “APC’s Muslim/Muslim Ticket in Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: A Threat to National Stability, Regional Peace and Security’”.
The letter which was signed by Alhaji Ahmed Adamu and Otunba Adeniji Adegoke, the group’s National Coordinator and National Secretary, noted that presenting such a ticket as being proposed by the APC, would portray Nigeria as an Islamic and a sectarian nation.
This, it said, would be ultimately resisted by the country’s millions of practising Christians, moderate and progressive Muslims and civic groups.
It added that ethno-cultural associations and enlightened members of the international communities could also protest such a ticket.
“We are therefore calling on President Buhari to direct the security forces to do the needful by advising Sen. Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate and the party on the possible threats this action could pose to security in the country.
“It is pertinent to note the serious implications of the action with regards to security, especially when one rightly imagines that Christians will feel threatened with a Muslim/Muslim ticket.
“They may resort to pulpit preachings and mobilisation of opinions across the christendom,” the group said.