Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has stated that the choice of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, to settle for Kashim Shettima was not based on competence but on political strategy.
Goldennewsng reports that Fayemi said the Muslim-Muslim ticket fielded by his party was because politics is a game of numbers and political correctness.
Fayemi said this while hosting the new executives of the Ekiti State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by its Chairman, Emmanuel Aribasoye.
He said the time has come for Christians to engage in active politics and stop seeing it as dirty game
Fayemi said, “I have been talking to both the presidential candidate and other leaders of the party, that we need to take quick steps that we should have taken earlier, by approaching the leadership in Christendom and explain the context of the selection that was about to happen.
“Even if they don’t agree with our choice, they would have seen the sincerity of purpose and understood that the decision was not on the ground of competence because we have competent Christians all over Nigeria but on grounds of strategic political moves, which is what we do in politics.
“We have to look at scenarios and calculate where the votes would come from, it is a game of numbers.
“I think it is time for Christians to move away from the theology of disengagement — the notion that politics is dirty and that it is not for a child of God.”
Ahmed Bola Tinubu, a Muslim, the APC presidential picked Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State, a Muslim as his running mate.
The choice of Muslim-Muslim ticket the ruling APC has been condemned by the christians community of the country.
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