General superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry Pastor William Kumuyi on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
During the visit in Ilorin, Kumuyi advised that political leaders need to consult and conduct researches before arriving at a conclusion, especially on the fielding of either Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Christian ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Kumuyi said that presidential flagbearers of various political parties should look at the heartbeat of the country and the desires of people before making their decisions.
“The Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christan 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.
“They should ask and make their researches on what the country wants, what the people want; if they listen to the people, we will be confident that they will listen to us when they get there,” he said.
Kumuyi’s statement followed concerns that APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu might pick a Muslim, like himself, as running mate.
On the security challenges in the country, the cleric commended security agencies, adding that there is “room for improvement.”