Shettima: Face church business, Oshiomhole slams CAN

Adams Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria to face its primary duty which is the management of the Church in Nigeria.

Oshiomhole, who is a former governor of Edo State, stated this on Thursday when he addressed the controversy generated by the decision of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu to pick ex-governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate.

The former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress spoke on TVC monitored by Religion Nigeria.

Oshiomhole stated that religion has not yielded any meaningful development for Nigerians and that CAN should stop making disparaging remarks about the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

It would be recalled that the Christian body condemned Tinubu’s choice of a Muslim running mate, saying, “The Christian Association of Nigeria has stated it clearly that the situation in the country now is not suitable for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“It is up to Nigerians to accept or reject. Today’s Nigeria is not the same as when Nigerians voted Abiola-Kingibe ticket which was eventually annulled. Our prayers are with Nigeria and Nigerians.”

Reacting on Thursday, Oshiomhole stated that the Christian body should face its business.

“Let CAN manage the business of the Church. Let Muslims manage the business of the mosque. Our religion has not translated into anything.

“Putting religion before the growth of the nation is not the solution to our problem. Tinubu has shown a great deal of religious tolerance, his wife is a Christian and he has not Islamised his own family,” he added.