- Says Idea Of Proselytization In Any Form Is A Grave Danger That Must Not Be Contemplated
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, today warned politicians and Political parties not to toy with the idea of fielding either a Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian Ticket, looking at the current realities in the country.
In a statement issued in Abeokuta, on Sunday, the former President said; “Sensitivity is a necessary ingredient for enhancement of peace, security and stability at this point in the political discourse and arrangement for Nigeria and for encouraging confidence and trust.”
The former President in his statement said; “It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader, or any political party to be toying with Muslim- muslim or Christian-Christian ticket at this juncture.
“Nigeria cannot at this stage raise the spectre and fear of Islamization or Christianization. The idea of proselytization in any form is a grave danger that must not be contemplated by any serious-minded politician at this delicate situation in Nigeria, as this time is different from any other time.
Therefore, disregarding the fact that there are fears that need to be allayed at this point will amount not only to insensitivity of the highest order but will also amount to very bad politics indeed.”