Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has described the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu, as an asset Nigeria needs at the moment.
He also described him as a man who has the capacity and competence to pilot the affairs of Nigeria, leveraging on the already established progressive platform by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Kalu made the statement while speaking at an interactive session with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Abuja, on Wednesday, he appealed to CAN leaders to disregard the effort of some people to incite Nigerians against religious issues in order to score a cheap political points.
He described Tinubu as a man of character and integrity that should be trusted by Nigerians to rescue the country from myriad of challenges working against its socio-economic growth and development.
He also disabused the minds of some people expressing fears that Tinubu might work together with his running mate, Kashim Shettima, to Islamise Nigeria.
“This fear and anxiety is irrelevant. How can Tinubu Islamise Nigeria when he could not Islamise his wife and other family members? We are committed Christians. We should disregard that concerns and focus on things that would change the fortune of Nigeria.
“All these things people are saying about same-faith ticket in the forthcoming elections is just politics and interest. We would continue to drum support for our candidate because we strongly believe in him.
“We are committed Christians and can neither mislead members of our faith nor other Nigerians. Please let us stop this politics of hatred, religious and other divisive actions. Believe us, Nigeria needs Tinubu at this time.”