Catholic Knights Joins CAN Reject Muslim-Muslim Ticket

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The Knight of Saint Mulumba, Nigeria, has supported the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the Muslim/Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

CAN had opposed the issue of the same faith ticket as adopted by the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu.

Answering questions from journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, the Worthy Metropolitan Grand Knight, Knight of Saint Mulumba, KSM, Nigeria, Michael Aule, said his members were in support of whatever position CAN has taken on the same faith matter.

Asked about the position of the Catholic Knights on the Muslim/Muslim ticket as adopted by the APC in choosing its presidential candidate and his running mate, Sir Aule said: “We encourage our brothers to join politics, many of our brothers are politicians and have been elected into positions.

“The issue is that we don’t regulate the activities of brothers who are in politics but we support 100 percent the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). We are members of the Christian Association of Nigeria and we stand with what decision they have taken.

“On this issue of Muslim/Muslim ticket, we are also standing for what CAN have taken. The decision of the Christian Association of Nigeria is the decision of the Knight of Saint Mulumba.”

He explained that KSM Conference next week would also discuss the Catholic Church in Nigeria and the growing challenges of supporting Christians and victims of religious conflicts in turbulent regions of the country.

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