“I know people have reacted harshly to my selection. They have done so without knowing the man or giving him or me a fair chance.
“The rumour that there is some plot to suppress the Christian community is untrue and unfortunate.
“I can no more suppress the Christians of this nation than I can suppress the Christians in my own household, my very family. You all know my wife is Christian and a pastor. My children are Christians. I can no more disown them and their choice of faith than I can disown myself. As a husband and father to Christian wife and children, hearing such allegations is hurtful.”
– Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Christian Leaders (CAN)