Concerns generated over the Muslim-Musilm presidential preference of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have been taken to a different level as northern Christians, Muslims and political leaders, have started to consider a possible consensus presidential candidate to defeat APC’s same faith ticket of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.
This followed a meeting, weekend, of Northern Christians, Muslims and political leaders, who agreed to work together.But the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign has advised Nigerians to decipher and critically examine the conduct and character of the people and parties that seek to lead Nigeria.
However, the Northern Christian leaders of APC, led by immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, have resolved to work with their Muslim counterparts in the North to adopt one of the presidential candidates in a bid to defeat the same faith Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the APC.
Their resolution was contained in a communique jointly signed by former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State and Minister of Water Resources during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mukhari Shagari and Yakubu Dogara.The communique was the outcome of their consultative meeting and dialogue between Northern APC Christian leaders and Northern Muslim political leaders held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.
The meeting was in line with the APC Northern Christian leaders’ communique issued on July 29, 2022, which solicited an agreement between it and Muslim brothers and sisters across the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
At the end of the meeting, it was resolved that, “We have agreed to work together with a view to fostering unity, peace and national cohesion.”The communique noted that the meeting further resolved, “to work together and jointly adopt a pan-Nigerian political platform that will engender unity, inclusiveness and a sense of belonging among the Nigerian citizenry.