2023 Presidency: Don’t waste your votes for APC — Ex-Speaker Dogara To Christians


Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked Christians in Nigeria not to waste their votes by voting for the Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election.

Mr Dogara stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a summit tagged ‘Meet the Church’ organised by the Nigerian National Christians Coalition (NNCC).

The position of the former speaker was contained in a statement by his media aide, Turaki Hassan.

The APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, a Muslim from the South-west, was expected in some quarters to pick a Christian northerner as his running mate to balance his ticket.

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However, the former Lagos State governor opted for Kashim Shettima, a Muslim and former Borno State governor, as his running mate.

Mr Tinubu had justified the choice of Mr Shettima as a matter of competence.

Since the announcement of Mr Shettima as running mate, Mr Dogara and some other Christian Northern APC leaders, including a former secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, and Elisha Abbo, a senator representing Adamawa North, have openly expressed opposition to the ticket.

Perhaps, to address the grievances of Christians, Mr Tinubu appointed Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, a northern Christian, as the director general of the APC Presidential Campaign Council.

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