The Deeper Christian Life Ministry said on Monday that the comments by its General Superintendent, Pastor William Kumuyi, on the Muslim-Muslim ticket during a chat with newsmen on June 22, at Ilorin, Kwara State, was not a political commentary aimed at attacking any personality in the country as misrepresented by a section of the media.
Rather, it said his admonition on the subject matter underscored his patriotism and deep concern for a better Nigeria through God’s guidance and prayers.
The DCLM made the clarification in a statement it issued to our correspondent in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It read, “The Deeper Christian Life Ministry is aware of a news story on Muslim-Muslim ticket making the rounds and attributed to the General Superintendent of the church, Pastor William Kumuyi.
“For the sake of the public and need to clear the misrepresentation the story may have caused, the church considers it important to make clarifications.
“On Wednesday, June 22, at Ilorin, Pastor Kumuyi had paid a courtesy call on Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State after which he had a chat with newsmen.
“During the chat, Pastor Kumuyi appealed to all parties to take interest of Nigerians into consideration while making their choices in representing the people, adding that “the Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket is a difficult and slippery area.
“So, what I will say is that the political office holders should look at the heartbeat of the country as well as desires of the people.
“Politicians should know that they are not there for themselves. They are there for all of us. They should ask and make their researches about what the country wants.”
“The pastor’s statement was not a political commentary aimed at attacking any personality in the country as wrongly portrayed and misrepresented by a section of the media.
“His admonition on the subject matter underscores his sincere concern for a better Nigeria and prayer for God’s guidance on the leadership of this country”
While urging members of the public to be wary of such misrepresentation, Pastor Kumuyi called on Nigerians to continue praying for the country and the manifestation of God’s will in Nigeria