The Southern Nigeria Christian Vanguard has urged the National Assembly to take into account national harmony when electing the Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker.
The call was made by the group on Tuesday in a statement that was
Most Rev. Isaac Nwaobia, Archbishop of Aba Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, and Bishop Dr. Joseph Ajujungwa, National Secretary.
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They said that in order to foster unity, the two NASS leadership positions should be handed to Christians since the President-elect and his Vice are both Muslims.
“We condemn in its totality any group or persons pushing the agenda that the number one, number two, number three and the number four citizens of Nigeria should come from the same faith.
“The Southern Nigeria Christian Vanguard sees this as undermining the resilience of the Christians in Nigeria. We encourage the APC-led Federal Government to shun anyone bringing up this idea as it will lend credence and validate the suspicion of the Islamisation of Nigeria.
“The Nigerian Christians are still trying to swallow the Muslim-Muslim ticket shoved down our throat by APC; another similar act will not be accepted.
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“We totally support the candidacy of a Christian becoming the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Reps.
“We encourage all Christians that are qualified for the positions of Senate President and Speaker to aspire for these positions.
“Once again we believe Nigeria will be great again. We look forward to a better and prosperous Nigeria,” the Christian group stated.
While calling on the citizens to pray for the country, the group urged the judiciary to be fair, honest and credible in handling the various election petitions before them.
“Let them be reminded that the Judiciary is still the hope of the common man.
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“Nigerians and the whole world are expecting them to show a high level of integrity, fairness and honesty in the handling of these petitions.
“They should shun inducement, bribery and any act of wickedness in the delivery of their judgements,” they further stated.
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