The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, would appoint Christians to key positions of authority in his cabinet if elected Nigeria’s next President in 2023.
The assurance, which was given by the Asiwaju Ahmed Bola-Shettima Presidential Support Group came amidst controversies that had trailed the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC despite the national outcry.
The Director-General of AABOS, Abdulsalami Iyaji, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, gave the assurance during a press conference, Friday evening, in Abuja.
According to him, the move would douse the fears and tension raised in many quarters by those opposed to Tinubu’s choice of Senator Kashim Shettima, a Muslim, as running mate.
He said, “Nigerians should focus more on good governance than religion and ethnicity during the general election. Does governance end with the President and Vice President?
“There are lots of offices in government, such that the totality of their influence determines how the President and his vice operate.
However, it is unfortunate that down the line, Nigerians don’t see things that way.
“When Tinubu and Shettima come on board, Christians will be prominent in virtually all areas of governance, and by so doing, the APC standard bearer will douse the fears and paranoia that has trailed the Muslim-Muslim ticket.