A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has said that plans are ongoing to wreck the Muslim-Muslim ticket fielded by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that some members of the APC and Nigerians have been dissatisfied with the party after its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed a former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima as his running mate. Speaking on the ticket, Lawal said he and about 40 Christian leaders in the north are working to see that the ticket fails Speaking during an interview on Arise TV, Lawal said that the introduction of the same faith ticket was an evil plan aimed at creating divisions in the North. He said, “The introduction of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the APC or same-faith ticket is a wicked plan to further create divisions within the north. We try as leaders of societies to live as brothers and sisters but this demonic proposition just came out of the blues. “For all lovers of unity in this country, in the north in particular where we are most affected, this ticket must never succeed. We will make sure we defeat it in such a resounding manner that nobody in his right senses will ever think about it again at least in the near future for our political journey in Nigeria. So we are set on it and we are determined to kill it (Muslim-Muslim ticket). Our people are mobilised, and our people are ready for the election.” He explained that he and Yakubu Dogara were not the only ones involved in the crusade as he revealed that they were leading 40 Christian politicians in the North to put an end to the Muslim-Muslim ticket. He said that they have began their plans from the beginning of the year when they suspected that the same ticket might be fielded by the party “So, while we plan that same-faith ticket of APC should fail, we also believe that we should align with one of the leading political parties that has the chance of winning. Our strategy is that we will not just waste our votes because we want to protest the same-faith ticket of APC, we will like to partner with another group that is more sensible of the Nigerian situation and realise that Nigeria needs harmony, unity and peace,” he added.
This article was originally published on Naija News