The Indigenous Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria,on Wednesday,says the nurture of a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the first place is evil in a multi-religious and ethnic country like Nigeria.
The group also cautioned the call by some sections of the country for political parties to have a Muslim-Muslim ticket for next year’s presidential election.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman, Comrade Gonet Nensok Luka and National Organizing Secretary, Comrade David Ogbu and available to journalists in Abuja.
The statement call some religious extremists for a Muslim-Muslim Presidential tickets in the present political dispensation is the highest level of intolerance.
According to the statement, there should more clamour for good governance amidst the burning insecurity and economic hardship and people should be advocates of justice, equity and fairness.
The organization referred to a trending video on social media where some clerics are calling on the major political party’s presidential candidates to pick Muslim running mates explaining that such act is capable of breaking Nigeria’s fragile unity.
The statement partly read,”We condemn in strong terms this hate speech that undermines the sensitivity of our diversity. Such clergymen are not fit to man the pulpit and should be arrested by security agencies to restore confidence in our unity.
“The self prioritization of one religion over others by some unguided clerics and unscrupulous social media elements is autocratic extremism.”
The group,however, called on the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security Service (DSS) and other relevant agencies to be proactive and stem the spate of instigation on the pulpit by supposed teachers of faith.
“It is therefore left for political parties and their presidential candidates to be just in their decision of selecting their deputies/vice for inclusive governance and stop at nothing but mobilize all ethnic nationalities to vote for a unifier who carries all along.
“We frown at any attempt by individuals or group of persons who careless about our secularism and wants to prioritize one religion over others to instigate us against one another.”