Muslim Ticket: APC Has Hidden Agenda – Ex-Minister Dalung

Muslim Ticket: APC Has Hidden Agenda - Ex-Minister Dalung
Solomon Dalung
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Solomon Dalung, former minister of sports and youth development, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the Muslim-Muslim ticket, declaring that the ruling party has a hidden agenda over the country.

In an interview published by The Punch which was obtained by Africa Daily News, New York, Dalung, who recently emerged as the Plateau state SDP’s candidate for the House of Representatives, Langtang North/Langtang South federal constituency, asserted that he does not think the APC will win the 2023 presidential election.

‘It is going to be a serious and herculean task for the party to win because, apart from squandering the goodwill of managing the country in the past seven years, the APC has also introduced a dimension that is going to make it impossible for it to be an option for Nigerians to consider’ he pointed out.

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‘If it had performed, Nigerians would have overlooked the issue of the same religious ticket it introduced.’

Asked for his position on the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, Dalung said: ‘It’s the highest manifestation of religious intolerance and insensitivity to the sentiments of Nigerians and an attack on our diversity that has squandered the goodwill of Nigeria. 

‘For me, the worst thing the APC has done is to bring in a joint religious ticket from the same faith. The Muslims in this country have twice elected southern Christians as northern deputies. 

Probed further on what he thinks the APC is hiding, the former minister said the ruling party has hidden agenda.

According to him, the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may be using the Muslim-Muslim ticket to ‘manipulate people and access power.’

He said the APC’s hidden agenda is to play the religious card to get power just for the sake of getting power.

Africa Daily News, New York

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