Christians in the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday held a solidarity walk to congratulate President Bola Tinubu over his victory at the tribunal and for running an inclusive government.
The participants under the aegis of the All-Christian Youths in Northern Nigeria (ACYNN), applauded the president for including the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), George Akume and the chief of defence staff, General Christopher Musa and other Christians in his government.
In a letter co-signed by its national president, Dominic Alancha and four others, the group said President Tinubu has surprised Christians with his appointments, especially after many expressed reservations over the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The group said it is particularly pleased with the choice of Gen Musa to lead the Armed Forces, being a Christian from Kaduna who understands the impact of the insecurity in the state and other parts of the country.
The Christian youths said this is a testament to Tinubu’s incredible leadership style, centred on ingenuity and inclusiveness.
“We have been profoundly impressed by your administration’s extraordinary efforts in appointing Northern Christians to pivotal political roles. This signifies a significant step towards inclusivity, granting a voice to marginalized, neglected, and often forgotten Christian minorities in Northern Nigeria especially those from the Middle-belt,” the group said.
“At a point, we questioned whether we were recognized as Nigerian citizens with a stake in our beloved country at all. However, your swift and unprecedented appointments, such as naming His Excellency Senator George Akume from Benue State as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), have not only surprised us but also resonated with many well-intentioned Nigerians. This marks a historic moment in Nigeria’s history, and for this, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you, Mr. President,” it added.