The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday talked tough on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), insisting that its opposition to the ticket remained unchanged.

It also said it had not reached an agreement with the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

There was a report yesterday that Tinubu met with the leadership of CAN over the controversy that arose from the party’s choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 general polls.

Tinubu selected a former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate, a move which angered the Christian population in the country.

Debunking the report of the agreement between Tinubu and CAN, the Christian body in a statement yesterday maintained that it had not changed its stance on the contentious Muslim-Muslim ticket.

The statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the leadership of the association, Luminous Jannamike, was titled, ‘Muslim-Muslim Ticket: CAN maintains its position.’

The association also warned that Tinubu’s presence and donation at last week’s 70th birthday of Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, should not be seen as a financial inducement bribe to pacify the Christian community.

Source: PUNCH

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