- Christians in the 19 northern states have been asked to reject Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima of APC
- The call was made by an APC group under the auspices of Aggrieved Northern APC Christians and led by Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr Babachir Lawal
- According to the group, the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket as satanic and must be rejected by all Christians in the north
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In what can be described as a major blow to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a group under the auspices of Aggrieved Northern APC Christians has rejected the candidacy of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.
The group consequently recommended that its members and their supporters back the Obi/Datti presidential ticket for the 2023 election, New Telegraph reports.
The group disclosed this in a statement titled “Why we have chosen to endorse the Obi/Datti ticket” signed by one of its leaders, former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal.
According to Lawal, the group came to the decision of supporting the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running mate Yusus Datti Baba-Ahmed after a painstaking review and analysis of the alternative tickets, Channels TV added.
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Going further, Lawal described the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket as satanic.
The group added that it is a deliberate and well-calculated plan to sow a seed of religious discord among Nigerians, adding that Northerners are their intended target.
It advised against voting for the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu whom it described as a renowned Yoruba-hegemonist who championed the establishment of a Ministry of Regional Integration in each state government of the South-west geopolitical region and his running mate Kashim Shettima whom they quoted as once saying “restructuring my foot, let’s restructure our minds”.
The group said it believes that the Obi/Datti ticket will give Nigeria a breath of fresh air and the greatest opportunity to redeem the country from the quagmire into which it has been plunged by a recurring group of self-centered reactionaries.
2023 presidency: Good news for APC as Tinubu gets major endorsement in Peter Obi’s territory
Meanwhile, the presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has taken a positive twist ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Tinubu who has not been widely favoured in the southeastern part of Nigeria has received a huge boost after being endorsed by top monarchs and stakeholders in Ebonyi state.
the Ebonyi state traditional rulers council during town hall meeting on Wednesday, November 23 pledged their absolute allegiance to the presidential bid of Tinubu.