• Amaechi’s ally, Princewill, Nollywood actor, Okonkwo, Bwala dump ruling party
• Omokri: Those who tried Muslim-Muslim charge never grew to change into president
• We can no longer advertising and marketing and marketing campaign for Muslim-Muslim charge in our constituencies–Northern APC Christian leaders
• Garba dumps YPP, returns to APC to advertising and marketing and marketing campaign for Muslim-Muslim charge
• PDP’s killing of zoning unhealthy than Muslim-Muslim charge, says Nabena
• Gombe governor backs Tinubu, says charge most effective for APC
The cacophony of voices, for and against, the all-Muslim charge of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) persevered to warmth up the polity the previous day sooner than September 28, when presidential campaigns are expected to commence, officially for the 2023 popular elections.
Expectedly, the Muslim-Muslim charge has attracted a barrage of outcry, ensuing in the exit of key individuals from the APC.
In sharp opposition to the selection of feeble governor of Borno Instruct, Senator Kashim Shettima, as working mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a feeble governorship candidate of the party in Rivers Instruct and shut ally of the instantaneous previous Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Prince Tonye Princewill, the previous day, dumped the party, to compound the woes which contain befallen the party in Rivers, which has considered more chieftains continue to exit.
Tonye, in his resignation letter addressed to the Chairman of APC, Ward 3 (Royal Ward) in Buguma metropolis of Asari Toru Council, mentioned he might perhaps well no longer defend the determination of his party to field a Muslim-Muslim charge against public outcry by effectively-that methodology Nigerians.
“I will’t argue for equity in my convey and defend inequity in my nation,” Tonye mentioned, adding that under the kind of enviornment that the nation finds itself currently, he might perhaps well no longer continue to remain in a celebration that is “entirely insensitive”, adding that even supposing APC wins subsequent year’s election, it “will indicate unsuitable for real governance.”
Right here’s coming a day after yet every other chieftain of the party, Daniel Bwala, joined the league of individuals who launched their resignation after the party’s presidential candidate, Tinubu, launched his working mate.
Bwala, in a submit on his Twitter legend on Monday, well-known that he’s dumping the ruling party on principles and convictions that he holds expensive.
He additional mentioned that at this point, “what Nigeria needs is for us to work against uniting the nation.”
Furthermore, the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo, who described Tinubu’s determination to take a Muslim as his working mate as irresponsible, resigned his membership of a Tinubu toughen personnel.
Abbo mentioned: “For Tinubu now to be given the pricetag and flip round to complete what he couldn’t enact in 2015, no topic opposition from Christian leaders is awfully irresponsible. Buhari fought a civil battle and understands the implications of a divided nation. When Tinubu wanted to be VP in 2015, Buhari mentioned no because he understood the importance of harmony.”
The day prior to this, standard Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, additionally resigned his membership of APC, after condemning Tinubu’s determination and asking God to “bring the nation from the hands of energy grabbers who elevate the quest for energy above the pursuit of purpose.”
He mentioned that APC’s Muslim-Muslim charge would completely execute the political viability of Christians in the North if allowed to face. He added that he resigned his membership in the hobby of equity, justice, equity and nonetheless co-existence amongst Nigerians.
He mentioned: “These ideals are in actuality alien to the APC, with their heart-broken determination to paint our Muslim brothers in lousy gentle by insinuating that the Muslims in Nigeria will no longer settle for or vote for a Northern Christian as Vice-President to pair with a Southern Muslim. If Muslims might perhaps well vote voluntarily for Southern Christian presidents, it’s miles a fallacy to insinuate that they are able to no longer settle for Northern Christian Vice-President.”
RENO Omokri, a feeble aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and staunch critic of the APC, has mentioned folks that had tried to be Nigeria’s leader on a Muslim-Muslim charge never achieved it. He, then, mentioned Tinubu’s case would no longer be an exception, citing that folk that attempted it in the previous both lost or contain been never sworn in.
Omokri mentioned this on his verified Twitter kind out @renoomokri on Tuesday. He tweeted: “No person has to be too shy about the Tinubu Muslim-Muslim charge. All people who has tried it in Nigeria has both lost or changed into once never sworn in. Everybody. No exception. The day prior to this and nowadays are pregnant with what will happen to Tinubu. Nigeria has left that bus-cease!”
He added that Nigeria, in the period in-between, is simply too divided to operate on same faith charge, with an assertion that the nation needs steadiness and peace.
“Nigeria is simply too divided for a same faith charge. It is precise care for a same sex marriage. As a nation, we’re no longer intriguing for every same sex marriages and same faith political marriages. Nigeria needs peace. Nigeria needs steadiness!”
APC Christian political leaders in the 19 Northern states contain threatened to withdraw their toughen for the party throughout the favored elections if the Muslim-Muslim charge is no longer dropped.
In an announcement made on hand to journalists in Kaduna and signed by three of the leaders, Prof. Doknan Sheni, Dr. Ishaya Bauka and Prof. Saudi Ibrahim, “the assembly well-known with enviornment the resignation of some high profile Christians from the APC throughout the nation as a consequence, with more to be aware until concerted efforts are made to redeem our party from despise mongers and folks that survey to exhaust faith to perpetuate their self-interests reasonably than national hobby.
“After vast deliberations, the assembly came to the conclusion that as Christians inner the APC, we can no longer in all equity to our consciences and faith sprint to our varied constituencies to advertising and marketing and marketing campaign for a Muslim-Muslim charge. Nigeria is a multi-non secular and a constitutional democracy, no longer a
theocracy with faith as a important national fault line, which can no longer be whimsically manipulated with out dire political consequences on our nonetheless co-existence as a folks.
“If the APC mentioned a Muslim-Muslim charge would be base to the effectively being of our nation in 2015, what has therefore radically modified to develop it real for the effectively being of our nation in 2023? That the rejection of a Muslim – Muslim charge by Christians would undermine the electoral fortunes of the APC and its candidates during all constituencies the build Christians revel in numerical attend. By so doing APC has recklessly thrown its Christian candidates under the bus.”
They, nonetheless, informed President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in correcting the points sooner than it destroys the party.
HOWEVER, standard businessman and politician, Adamu Garba, has returned to the APC. Garba, who made headlines weeks in the past after he defected to the Young Progressives Celebration (YPP) over the N100 million nomination bear, launched the previous day that he has ‘re-decamped’ to the ruling party.
He well-known that he would stop more difficulty to Nigeria if he would no longer toughen the mix of a gargantuan strategist and a gargantuan tactician on a single charge.
The feeble presidential aspirant expressed his toughen for the presidential charge of Tinubu and Shettima.
He additionally defended the Muslim-Muslim charge, announcing: “It’s no longer all together about no longer having a legit Christian in the North, there are, somewhat just a few them certainly. But how somewhat just a few these competent ones are in a position to produce any political capital previous their instantaneous ambiance? Politics is terribly practical, it’s no longer about whims.”
ALSO in defence of the party, a feeble Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, argued that the determination by the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) to take its presidential candidate from the North is more immoral to the harmony of Nigeria compared to the Muslim-Muslim charge of APC.
GOVERNOR Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe Instruct has described Tinubu’s selection of Shettima as a masterstroke. An announcement by the governor’s Director Overall (press affairs), Ismaila Misilli, well-known: “As a committed and valid party man, Shettima is a gargantuan asset to the ruling party and can add immeasurable charge to the APC presidential charge.
“Asiwaju will no longer contain made a better selection. The feeble Borno governor is a highly cerebral, eloquent, competent, heroic and cosmopolitan leader who has succeeded in building bridges, recognition and friendships throughout the nation; and I issue he has the potential, acumen and political sagacity to deputise the Jagaban,” he added.