Mr. Boni Haruna, a former governor of Adamawa, says Christians in Nigeria have nothing to fear if Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is elected president.
Haruna made the assurance while answering reporters’ questions late Thursday in Abuja.
Haruna was quoted in a statement signed by Mr. Ilemona Onoja, the head of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council’s New Media Department, as saying that Christians were crucial to President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral success in 2015.
Haruna stated that Christians could take control of their destiny by voting massively for Atiku in the upcoming elections.
“Atiku had exhibited remarkable affinity and respect for all segments of religious groups in Nigeria all through his career in government and politics.
“With Atiku as president, Christians in Nigeria have nothing to fear, neither would any set nor group.”
Haruna described the presidential candidate of the PDP as a special breed Nigerian, who had integrated himself, his business, and his family with every part of the country.
The former governor noted that religious tolerance and respect for the secular status of the constitution would become a key focus of reintegration and unifying Nigerians in a federal government with Atiku as president.