Ebun- Olu Adegbowura, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has cautioned parties and 2023 candidates against blemishing the constitution.
In his statement on Tuesday, he rebuked the audacity of the consideration and promotion of a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The Legal practitioner said that even with section 10 of the constitution, how was it possible for people to propagate a Muslim-Muslim ticket “in a fractured entity”
Curious about the motive, Adegbowura presented a number of questions to the promoters.
He asked: “Superiority of faith? Enforcement of international conspiracies? A new form of Jihad? Is it a matter of distrust for or supposed inferiority of South West Muslims? Is the South West Muslim not Muslim enough or Northern Christian not Northern enough?”
Adegbowura maintained that it was the same elites who throw up bankrupt theories to create friction where it shouldn’t be.
He said that even if the Christian population were to be less than it is now, the concept of freedom of religion and thought should balance the power equation.
The Lawyer reminded Nigerians that a Muslim (President Muhammadu Buhari) has been in office since 2015, with little or no capacity to tame jihadists, who also descend on innocent Muslims.
“And yet the statistics show that from the South-South to the South-East, there is an incontestable monopoly of faith across the land and some would have us believe that they do not matter.
“In what way do we explain to those of them in Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States that they should continue to play second fiddle due to the recklessness of some power monsters?” He asked.
Adegboruwa warned against using religion as a tool for power retention and told the promoters to perish the thought.