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#Tinubu’s Campaign DG, Lalong Slams CAN, says pope Didn’t Fault Him For Endorsing Muslim-Muslim Ticket

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has criticised Christian Association of Nigerians (CAN) and others who oppose his acceptance to serve as the Campaign Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stating that as a Catholic with the highest Papal award, the Pope has not told him what he is doing is wrong, Headlinenews.news report.

The Governor stated this on Wednesday, August 9, 2022, during a question and answer session in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Recall, since Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate picked former Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate, the polity has been heated up over single-faith ticket.

While the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) rejected the idea and warned parties against it, some stakeholders asked Nigerians to focus more on competence than sentiment.

Despite defending his choice of Shettima as his running mate, critics have remained adamant considering the religious beliefs of Nigerians.

But Governor Lalong backed the idea of the Muslim-Muslim ticket after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

In the question and answer session, Lalong noted that as an awardee of Knight of Saint Gregory, he remains a staunch Catholic despite his new responsibility to market a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.

Governor Lalong maintained that he has enormous respect for his faith as a Christian, noting that he was elected governor for people of all faiths and non-believers as well.

The Plateau leader said he is therefore not sure where those who claimed to be Christians and stand in opposition to his appointment are from.

He reminded that when upon his return to Jos after his recent appointment as the DG, the APC Presidential Campaign organization, the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), welcomed him.

Governor Lalong also disclosed that he met with the President to thank him for the presidential pardon granted to former Governor of the State, Joshua Dariye and his Taraba State counterpart, Jolly Nyame who were recently released from incarceration, as well as the approval of several projects cited in Plateau State.

Meanwhile, Tinubu’s campaign organisation has said lies, disinformation and malice will not let Obi go any far in the 2023 presidential poll.

The organisation advised the Labour Party flag bearer to allow this election circle to be about issues that will advance the growth, progress and stability of Nigeria.

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