Deeper Life clarifies Kumuyi’s statement on Muslim-Muslim ticket

Deeper Christian Life Ministry on Monday said its general superintendent Pastor William Kumuyi was not referring to any political candidate when he recently spoke about religious consideration in politics.

Kumuyi visited Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on June 22 in Ilorin after which he had a chat with newsmen.

During the chat, he appealed to all political parties to take interest of Nigerians into consideration while making their choices in representing the people.

“The Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christian ticket is a difficult and slippery area,” he said.

“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.”

Clarifying his statement, the church urged members of the public to be wary of misrepresentation, adding that Kumuyi calls for prayers for the country.

The statement said: “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”

“We, therefore, urge members of the public to be wary of such misrepresentation. As usual, Pastor Kumuyi calls on Nigerians to continue praying for the country and the manifestation of God’s will in Nigeria.”