Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said it is dangerous for any party or a politician to toy with the idea of fielding either a muslim-muslim or christian-christian ticket, given the current happenings in the polity.
He said this on Sunday, in a statement issued to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He called for sensitivity and vigilance on the part of the leadership.
He said, “It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader or any political party to be toying with Muslim- muslim or Christian-christian ticket at this juncture.
“Nigeria cannot at this stage raise the spectre and fear of Islamisation or Christianisation.
“The idea of proselytisation in any form is a grave danger that must not be contemplated by any serious-minded politician at this delicate situation in Nigeria, as this time is different from any other time.”
According to him, sensitivity is a necessary ingredient for enhancement of peace, security and stability at this point in the political discourse and arrangement for Nigeria and for encouraging confidence and trust.
He explained that disregarding the fact that there were fears that needed to be allayed at this point would amount not only to insensitivity of the highest order but would also amount to very bad politics indeed.