- The APC has responded to the PDP's recent comment on the Muslim-Muslim ticket, noting that the North would not vote based on religion in the 2023 election
- Dele Momodu, the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign council, claimed that the North will not vote a fake Muslim in the name of a Muslim-Muslim ticket
- But Bala Ibrahim, the APC publicity director, in his reaction to the claim, described Momodu as a failed student of history, adding that the North has not been voting based on religion
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The notion that Northern Nigeria, which has about 50% of the registered voters for the 2023 elections, has been voting based on religious sentiments has been dismissed by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nigerians will be out en-masses in a few weeks to vote for their preferred presidential candidate as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to leave the post in May.
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Speaking on the forthcoming poll, Dele Momodu, the director of strategic communication of the PDP presidential campaign council, said the north would vote against a "fake Muslim" while predicting victory for Atiku.
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While responding to Momodu's claim, Bala Ibrahim, the APC director of publicity, described those who have viewed the north through the lens of religion when it comes to election as poor students of history.
“People are playing politics with reality. Traditionally, the North does not vote based on religion or ethnicity."
He further stressed that the north voted for M.K.O Abiola in the 1993 election, not because of religion, and voted for former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 against Atiku without putting religion into consideration.
Primate Ayodele drops deadly prophesy about 2023, reveals politician that will die
Legit.ng earlier reported that Primate Ayodele has, in another prophecy predicted the death of a prominent politician that Nigerians will massively vote for in the 2023 election.
According to Ayodele, that politician did not need an election but should step down and take care of his health for his survival.
The cleric also urged INEC to ensure that it stands on its ground on the issue of BVAS, adding that there is no room for election rigging in the 2023 polls.