September 13, (THEWILL) – Two chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yakubu Dogara and Babachir David Lawal, have continued to show their dissatisfaction with the party’s presidential Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Dogara, who is the immediate-past Speaker of the House of Representatives, disclosed this after a meeting with Christian Leaders from the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday.
THEWILL reports that the choice of former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, as running mate to the Presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had received serious disaffection from Christian party members of the party.
Both Tinubu and Shettima are Muslims. In an immediate reaction to the Tinubu-Shettima Ticket, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have openly rejected the Ticket.
Dogara (a Christian), who took to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, said the meeting with the Christian leaders from the North and FCT was to decide on a pan-Nigerian platform to embrace in the 2023 elections.
He wrote: “#NigeriaDecides2023- The Fight for Justice Continues. Today, we held a Consultative Meeting with Christian Leaders From the 19 Northern States and the FCT on the Pan-Nigerian Platform to Adopt in 2023.”