A religious Body identified as “United Religious Movement” (URM) has urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider Christians as Nigeria is a multi-religious nation and give equal opportunities in the National Assemble Zoning arrangements. This development is following the rumored zoning of the positions of the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Deputy President of the Senate to the North East, South West and North West respectively, as the body cautioned the leaders against heating the polity. GiantabilityNews gathered that spokesperson of the group, Apostle Kehinde Collins said that Nigeria is a multi-religious country therefore equal opportunities must be given to the two predominant religions: Christianity and Islam for peace and unity to reign. The group comprised of Christian youths stressed that the ninth session of the national assembly is made up of Christians and Muslims in the red and green chambers. Collins while addressing a special session with members yesterday urged leadership of APC to take cognizance of the heterogeneous nature of Nigeria, “it is imperative for the APC to be conscious of the multi-religious nature of the country. ”Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila have been penciled by the APC as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. The duo of Lawan and Gbajabiamila are Muslims. ” There is need to accommodate Christians in these positions. For the sake of peaceful co-existence among all religious and ethnic groups, there must be fairness and equity in appointments across the board. The appointments are lopsided and will polarize the country ” The leadership of the APC should consider a Christian for either President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Collins said. While calling on religious leaders to address the political class, he further appealed to the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole to ensure all ethnic and religious groups are given equal opportunities.
By: Anne Clement Bassey