My historical support for the Church – Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has offered insights into his previous support for the church in Nigeria.
Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: Today, with my darling wife Senator Oluremi, my running mate, the speaker, a number of progressive governors, lawmakers and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has offered insights into his previous support for the church in Nigeria.

He spoke on Wednesday when he met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja.

He said he has a history of supporting the body of Christ, saying it was based on his commitment to all faiths and religious interests.

According to him: “My belief in the need for secular government and faith-based organizations to work in unison is not something adopted recently to benefit my campaign.

“This cooperative agenda describes my entire political career. As Governor of Lagos, I partnered with the Christians to improve lives and foster education. For instance, I returned mission schools to their owners, most of who were Christians.

“I instituted yearly Christian Denomination Service at the Governor’s residence as we approached the new year. This tradition continues in Lagos.

“More importantly, we fostered an atmosphere of religious tolerance and inter-faith collaboration. My cabinet was diverse and talented.

“In the exercise of government, I did not give a thought to whether a team member was Christian or Muslim, Yoruba, Igbo or Arewa.

“I have never lent myself to baseless prejudice and discrimination. To do so would be a recipe for failure in the governance of a diverse society and I am not a man that is familiar with failing.

“I never chased people out of Lagos nor made them feel unwanted. Under my administration Lagos welcomed all comers and continues to do so today.

“After me, Lagos has had one Muslim and two Christian governors. I may not be perfect. What human being is? But I am not a petty man secretly wedded to secret biases and prejudices.’’

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