Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Works and Housing has frowned at the negative views against the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said that religion should be totally a private affair and should be henceforth removed from public places.
According to him, praying and and other practices of religion should be at their centers and not at public spaces. It’s something of the heart.
The Lagos State former governor was responding to questions about the Muslim-Muslim ticket on Channels Television said of the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He revealed a bitter truth that even with a Muslim president and Christian vice president, churches and mosques are being attacked, and Christians and muslims killed.
His words: “My position about religion has been made known on different platforms. I think religion should leave the public space and go back to where it belongs…to the homes and the religious centres.
“There’s too much religion in our public lives. No nation has survived by valorising religion.
“It’s a private thing. Praying in the public and all that should stop …there have been a Christian vice president [Prof. Yemi Osinbajo] under a Muslim President [Muhammadu Buhari] and sadly people were killed in the church, priests were murdered.
“Same way Muslims have been murdered. Neither the President nor the vice president wants these things to occur. But it has nothing to do with our faiths. Those who do it in the name of our faith are not members of our faith.
“In my own opinion, Asiwaju is the best person to drive that vehicle because I’ve worked with him at very close quarters and I know his capacity. I know his tenacity”, he said.