THE 9TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: Consider Christians In The Zoning Arrangements, Group Tells APC.

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Following the rumoured 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, a body, "United Religious Movement" has cautioned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against heating the polity.


According to spokesperson of the group comprising Christian youths, Apostle Kehinde Collins, Nigeria is a multi-religious country and as such, equal opportunities must be given to the two predominant religions: Islam and Christianity for the sake of peace and unity.

He stressed that the 9th session of the national assembly is made up of Christians and Muslims in the red and green chambers.

Addressing a special session with members of the group on Tuesday, Collins urged the leadership of the APC to take cognizance of the heterogeneous nature of Nigeria.
He said, "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.

While urging religious leaders to call the political class to order, Collins appealed to the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole to ensure all ethnic and religious groups are given a equal opportunities.