Yakubu Dogara (file photo)
CAN’s position is God’s position because we serve the God of justice
By Ahmed Ahmed
The immediate past speaker of Nigeria’s House of Repressentatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) choice of Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
He also said that he was in support of the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the issue, stressing, “Adopt a Muslim-Muslim ticket in a diverse country like Nigeria is a recipe for disunity and disaster.”
He spoke on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the 12th General Assembly and Leadership Transition Ceremony and Symposium on the “Role of Christian Women and Youths in Politics,” organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja.
He said, “The position taken by CAN is not only CAN’s position, it is not only the position of notable Christian leaders like Babachir David Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and many others who have spoken againts it.
“It is also God’s position because we serve the God of justice. Our God is righteous, our God is the author of diversity, and He wants as diverse as we are to come together.
“So, CAN’s position, as much as it is a righteous position; it is the position of all of us who love righteousness, justice, diversity and are working to harness it for the advancement of this country.
According to him, “Anybody can say anything but in as much as what we are standing on is Godly, any other position is ungodly. It is either you are for righteousness, inclusiveness , justice or you are against the unity of this great country.”
He called on women and youths to emulate the lives of Esther and Deborah in the Holy Bible, who stood up for their people in times of national crisis in Israel.
Quoting from the book of John 3:3, he argued that only those who are born again can enter the kingdom of God and that it is a righteous thing for born again Christians to participate in politics.”
Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) rejected the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).