2023: We Will Oppose Muslim Ticket With Prayers – Lawal

2023 We Will Oppose Muslim Ticket With Prayers – Lawal
Babachir Lawal
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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has declared that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election will be resisted by Nigerians with prayers.

Lawal made this declaration during the APC Northern Christian leaders summit on Friday.

The ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, picked Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno, a Muslim, as his running mate.

Read Also: 2023: We Have Zero Problems With Tinubu – APC Northern Govs

Tinubu’s decision has led to mixed reactions from key stakeholders, particularly the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

‘Clearly, there is an agenda to politically, religiously, and economically suppress and oppress the Northern Christian. But we are up to the task.’

He added: ‘The main purpose of this historical narrative is to let you know that for The APC, a Muslim-Muslim ticket has been a long-term political strategy and not a one-off decision.

‘Thus, all this talk of competence as the reason for the choice of the Muslim VP is balderdash and diversionary. This is a calculated anti-Christian exclusion agenda that is being implemented.’

Africa Daily News, New York reports Northern Christian members on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have held a summit where they formally rejected the party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the 2023 election.

According to them, the ticket stands against all the principles of equity, fairness, and justice.

Joining their voices together, party stalwarts such as Yakubu Dogara and Babachir Lawal were members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and clergymen who said Christians in the North must rise against the injustice of the ruling party.

They asserted that the ticket was an attempt to further divide the country.

Africa Daily News, New York

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