By launching the ticket for Muslims and Muslims regardless of the nationwide outcry, the All Progressives Congress has launched into a suicide mission that might sink the occasion except extreme measures are taken, its supporters underneath the auspices of the League of Involved Christian Youth within the APC reviews Tuesday.
In response to them, the choice by the APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to decide on Senator Kashim Shettima as his operating mate had forged the occasion in essentially the most disagreeable gentle earlier than the generality of Nigerians as a celebration devoid of spiritual and ethnic tolerance with regard to the plurality of the nation.
The organizer of the APC-LCCY, Patrick Maiyaki, careworn at a media briefing the necessity for the management of the occasion to interchange Shettima with a Christian, saying that that is the victory for the occasion in ballot subsequent yr.
The agitation got here 24 hours after
the demand of a coalition of occasion stakeholders from the North East and North Central that
the APC ought to evaluate its selection of Shettima and Governor Simon Lalong as vice presidential candidate and director common of its marketing campaign group
In response to them, the occasion’s insistence on a Muslim-Muslim ticket has led to untold discontent in its ranks.
The Secretary Common of APC stakeholders, Dauda Yakubu, mentioned the APC management ought to deal with the alleged marginalization of Christians within the occasion earlier than September 20 deliberate by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee to publish the ultimate listing of candidates for the presidential elections.
Yakubu mentioned that selecting Shettima as Tinubu’s operating mate got here all the way down to insensitivity and a complete lack of respect for the nation’s ethnic and spiritual plurality.
Maiyaki instructed reporters on Tuesday that what the APC had accomplished with its Muslim-Muslim ticket coverage was a suicide mission.
He mentioned: “It’s our thought-about opinion that the occasion management wants to come back to phrases with the truth that dealing with a Muslim-Muslim ticket to the presidential election can be a suicide mission that ought to be demolished as quickly as doable if the APC needs electoral success within the presidential election.
“The implication of the APC dropping the presidential election can’t be overemphasized therefore the necessity for the occasion management to behave with utmost honesty and sincerity of coronary heart and goal to comprehend that the Muslim-Muslim ticket would work in opposition to the occasion within the presidential election.
“As a bunch, we consider that every one hope just isn’t misplaced because the APC’s probabilities can be elevated if the occasion management made a change to the composition of the presidential ticket of the occasion.
“The truth that Nigerians arbitrarily rejected the Muslim-Muslim ticket earlier than the elections signifies that the end result of the presidential elections can be no completely different, therefore the necessity for pressing measures to stop the occasion’s presidential elections to revise. Ticket to the polls.
“We want to say that the APC is blessed with an array of Christian candidates who can full the presidential ticket with the utmost respect for the occasion’s vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
“We due to this fact use this medium to attraction to the management of the occasion to take the chance to interchange the vice presidential candidate of the occasion earlier than the expiration of the deadline issued by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.
“It behooves the occasion management to behave earlier than September 20, when the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee is predicted to finalize the listing of presidential candidates for the 2023 presidential elections.
“As occasion stakeholders, our assist for the occasion stays unwavering. That is how a lot we have showcased at quite a few boards, conferences, and different public gatherings throughout the nation. Our focus stays on successful the elections for the occasion.
“One of many methods the occasion may lose the election is that if it continues with the Muslim-Muslim ticket condemned and rejected by the majority of Nigerians”.
Maiyaki known as on the president, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), to urgently defend the occasion from electoral setbacks within the common election.