2023: APC’s Muslim- Muslim Ticket is a Positive Development for Nigeria, Says Abdullahi Adamu

2023: APC’s Muslim- Muslim Ticket is a Positive Development for Nigeria, Says Abdullahi Adamu

  • Senator Abdullahi Adamu says the APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election is nothing to worry about
  • According to the ruling party's national chairman, the move signposts positive development for Nigeria
  • Adamu assured Nigerians that the APC will be working on amicable solutions to the sentiments expressed due to the action of the party

Aso Rock - The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has defended the party's all-Muslim presidential ticket saying it signposts positive development for Nigeria.

Speaking with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, August 4, Senator Adamu said the dust raised by the same faith ticket would be settled before the February 2023 presidential poll.

APC chiefs in Villa
Senator Adamu (second left), led the party's candidates and campaign DG to see President Buhari. Photo credit: @NigeriaGov
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ThisDay newspaper quoted him as saying:

“Yes, we have been hearing concerns being expressed. In the APC, we believe very strongly, that no matter what description, no matter what faith you will associate with any one of our candidates, we are first and foremost Nigerians.

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“There is no doubt in the fact that we have people who stock trade on some of these religious issues. Just like you have people expressing fears, or concerns about a Muslim-Muslim ticket, there are Christians that welcome it as a positive development, in Nigerian politics.”

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On his part, the Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Anglican Communion, Most Revd Alexander Ibezim, has said that the decision of the APC to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election was totally unacceptable.

Daily Sun newspaper reports that Bishop Ibezim noted that by the action, the APC had sent a clear message to Christians in Nigeria that they do not matter and that they would be treated as second-class citizens in their own country henceforth.

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2023: Nigeria must learn from the forthcoming Kenyan elections

Meanwhile, an international election observer, Njoku Emmanuel, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to learn from the forthcoming elections in Kenya.

Emmanuel who is the Director, Democracy and Governance at Connected Development, told Legit.ng in Abuja that the elections in Kenya should serve as a learning curve for INEC.

Emmanuel who is already in Nairobi to monitor the Kenya elections, said:

“We want to see technology firsthand in a country where they have been doing it. Even though the process failed in the past, they said they have made changes and it is better now. They said they have upscaled their processes.
“We are also hoping that INEC will be deploying observers to Kenya to see the possible challenges that technological deployment can cause and make amendments to fix it before the 2023 general elections.”

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In a related development, the APC has announced the minister of state for labour and productivity, Festus Keyamo as the interim spokesman of the party's campaign council.

The party also announced that Hannatu Musawa will deputise the minister in the campaign communication team.

Senator Adamu disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, August 3.

2023: Ex-APC presidential aspirant declares support for Peter Obi

Meanwhile, a former presidential aspirant of the APC in the 2019 presidential election, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Ogbonnia said that his endorsement of Obi was because the LP presidential candidate is a ‘Democratic Revolution Whose Time Has Come.’

He added that though he was endorsing Obi, he remains a member of the APC.

Source: Legit.ng

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