DOGARA, LAWAL, NORTHERN CHRISTIANS SAY THEY WON’T VOTE TINUBU/SHETTIMA TICKET
There is no respite for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate over the now vexatious Muslim Muslim ticket the party chose.
In a press meeting Friday in Abuja, the Christian leaders of the 19 states of the north said the choice is simply relegating them to second class citizens and the only way they would assert their position and convey their anger is their resolution never to vote the APC candidates.
The party’s northern Christian leaders called on Christians to vote against the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling party in the 2023 elections.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal spoke for the body.
They said while they did not start religious politics, the APC and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, did, and therefore called on Christians to take note and act accordingly.
He noted that while they are ready to battle the politics of exclusion and oppression, the northern christians are open to discussions with any one who wants to engage with them in good faith.
Lawal stressed that northern christians opposition to Muslim-Muslim ticket has some historical basis, adding that there were times in the past when Christians produced the Deputy Governors in Kebbi, Niger and Kaduna States, saying now it is wholly Muslim-Muslim tickets.
He said it was worth noting that all these are happening in APC-controlled states, stressing that they are threatening to do likewise in Gombe, Kogi and Adamawa States.