More woes are in order for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as he has come under serious criticism for missing out on Thursday’s signing of the Peace Accord which had taken place today.
The Peace Accord is a very sensitive document which is always signed by presidential candidates ahead of the general elections.
However, it has been reported that Tinubu had also been represented at the event by his running mate, Kashim Shettima who is the former Governor of Borno State.
Popular social activist, Aisha Yesufu who had taken to her verified Twitter page to question Shettima’s signing of the document.
“No way should anyone be signing a peace accord on behalf of anyone!
“Bola Ahmed Tinubu has to sign for himself,” Yesufu wrote.
Major contenders in the presidential race, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were all present for the signing.
In another related report, some discordant tunes are once again coming to the fore in the spell of seeming harmony within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of a long four-month campaign stretch for the 2023 general elections, which officially kicks off on Wednesday, September 28.
Barely two days after the visit to the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has disowned the ‘Pentecostal Bishops’ Forum of Northern Nigeria,’ which met with Tinubu on Friday in Abuja. This is fallout from the uproar over the single faith ticket adopted by the ruling party for next year’s presidential polls.
Denouncing the clerics’ parley yesterday, the Deputy National Secretary of PFN, Bishop David Bakare, said such group does not exist within the PFN, saying, ‘there is nothing in PFN that is regional based like Southern or Northern Pentecostal Bishops.’