Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday said the rejection of Muslim-Muslim ticket by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), is the position of God.
Dogara spoke at CAN’s 12th General Assembly and Leadership Transition programme, on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the position taken by CAN was not only CAN’s position and not only the position of notable Christian leaders like Babachir David Lawal, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and many others who had spoken against it, but also God’s position.
He said it was God’s position because “we serve the God of justice, our God is righteous, our God is the author of diversity, and He wants as diverse as we are to come together.
“So, CAN’s position, as much as it is a righteous position, it is the position of all of us who love righteousness, justice, diversity and are working to harness it for the advancement of this country.”
Dogara, who is member of the APC, said anybody could say anything but that in as much as what “we are standing on is godly, any other position is ungodly. It is either you are for righteousness, inclusiveness , justice or you are against the unity of this great country.”
He also said for any change to be achieved in a country, the right leaders needed to be in place.
Dogara, who backed up his point with the parable of the talents in the Bible said, “everyone has a talent to better the society and country.”
“All of us are talented; talents are not to be hidden or silenced; they are to be used to impact and enhance development in a country.
“We will have to someday account for how we used the talents to repair and develop the earth,” he said.