The Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and it’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu against using their financial power to cause division amongst Christians.
The group warned the ruling party to desist from dangling money at Christians to curry their electoral favour.
The group stated this via a statement issued by its chairman, Engineer Oyinehi Ejoga Inalegwu, on Tuesday.
The statement reads, “NOSCEF is concerned that apart from the failure of the desire of the architects of the single faith ticket, to cause serious divisions in the forthcoming elections, APC has resorted to clandestine ways of causing division in the body of Christ, by recruiting hitherto unknown bodies in the Body of Christ to counter decisions taken by the umbrella body, CAN and its various organs.”
“We warn APC to stop using Monetary incentives to recruit and cause divisions amongst the Christians, especially in the North.”
Speaking further, the group recalled that in 2011, Bola Ahmed Tinubu sought Muslim -Muslim Ticket with Atiku Abubakar and it was rejected.
They said that he also sought the same faith ticket with president Muhammadu Buhari and it was also rejected.
They argued that both Atiku and Buhari were aware that Muslim-Muslim ticket would serve no electoral value.
The Northern Christian Elders expressed dismay over the show of shame the ruling party is involved in, following desperate efforts to attract public goodwill and acceptance by engaging strange Christian groups for endorsement purposes.
“We frown at the publicity they use to their advantage, to make public ridicule of Christian bodies, particularly in the North, for the purpose of causing disaffection, just to win election.
“We all know as Christians, Muslims and people of other faith, that unity, fairness, justice and inclusiveness will engender National progress, rather than the war of divisive religious political game, intended through the instrumentation of same faith ticket,” they added.