- It is now becoming a frequent occurrence as another protest against Bola Tinubu has been staged
- However, this time around, a protest was staged against him on home soil (Alausa, Lagos state)
- Over 5000 APC members trooped out in their numbers to protest against his preference for Senator Shettima as running mates
Lagos, Ikeja - Thousands of APC members, mostly elders trooped out in their numbers on the streets of Lagos to protest against the party’s standard bearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for choosing Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 presidential race, the Guardian reported.
Since the announcement and emergence of Senator Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate of the APC, there has been a series of disparities in the selection of the former Borno state governor.
Legit.ng gathered that about 5,000 Yoruba elders are in protest disapproving the selection of Senator Shettima.
The protesters who are known as the Coalition of APC Stakeholders Network and Southwest Supporters of Tinubu started a peaceful march from Shoprite Ikeja to the State House Alausa.
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The coalition group stressed that Tinubu is being fazed with a strong obstacle in becoming the next president of Nigeria if he decides to retain Senator Shettima as his running mate in the forthcoming polls.
Muslim-Muslim ticket: Tinubu's decision does not reflect his persona, says group
The president-general of the group, Arokoyo Samuel in address had great things to talk about Tinubu as he described him as a political genius.
"He has also been crucial in the nation’s democracy being an important figure for almost four decades, hence his emergence as APC presidential candidate was perceived as a breadth of fresh air”.
He, however, expressed his shock when he heard the announcement that Tinubu selected Senator Shettima as his running mate.
Samuel said Tinubu's decision did not replicate what he is known for as a peace-loving and tolerant leader.
“As a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country, any attempt for one religion to dominate the political structure could only widen the gap of mistrust and destroy the delicate sense of tolerance cultivated over the years.
“Hence, the choice of Shettima was not only ill-timed but also a total disregard for the diversity of the country, crushing the bridges built to connect the religious differences and promote ethnic harmonious co-existence”.
2023: Bola Tinubu would address Ndigbo marginalization, says APC leader
Ginika Tor has assured the people of the southeast that Tinubu would address the marginalization of Ndigbo if he is elected.
The APC leader stated this in Keffi, Nasarawa state when she met with some Igbo residents in the area.
Tor said it would be in the best interest of Ndigbo to vote for Tinubu to remain in the mainstream politics of Nigeria.
2023: I pity Nigeria's next president - Sheikh Gumi
On his part, prominent Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, says he feels pity for Nigeria’s next president.
In an article, he wrote and saw by Legit.ng, Gumi said the next commander-in-chief has to act “quickly and carefully” when he assumes office.
The prominent cleric warned that if the country's next president treat terrorism with kid gloves, the insurgency will get worse.