I Selected An Igbo Christian To Be My CSO, There’s No Islamization Agenda – Shettima
Nigeria’s Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, has responded to allegations suggesting that he and his principal, Bola Tinubu, have plans to Islamize the country. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had faced criticism for selecting a Muslim-Muslim ticket with Tinubu and Shettima, considering Nigeria’s diverse religious landscape.
However, during a lecture in Abuja, Senator Shettima dismissed the claims, emphasizing that there is no agenda to Islamize Nigeria. He pointed out that Bola Tinubu, a Muslim himself, is married to a Christian who serves as a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Shettima highlighted this as evidence that Tinubu has not sought to impose his religion on his own family…….Continue Reading
To further demonstrate inclusivity and unity, Shettima explained that he intentionally appointed an Igbo man of the Catholic faith as his Chief Security Officer and a Northern Christian as his Aide-de-Camp (ADC). These decisions aimed to showcase the diverse composition of his administration and dispel any concerns about religious bias.
Shettima also mentioned that the APC nominated Godswill Akpabio, a Christian Southerner, for the position of Senate President to ensure a balance in the religious affiliations of top officials within the incoming administration.
Overall, Shettima reiterated that the allegations of an Islamization agenda were baseless and stressed the importance of promoting unity, inclusivity, and respect for Nigeria’s multi-religious society.