"APC's Muslim-Muslim Will Polarize Nigeria Along Religious, Tribal Lines," Says Dogara

"APC's Muslim-Muslim Will Polarize Nigeria Along Religious, Tribal Lines," Says Dogara

  • Hon. Yakubu Dogara has intensified his campaign against the same faith ticket of Nigeria's ruling party
  • The former Speaker of the House of Representatives says Nigerians must reject the presidential ticket of the APC because of its religious slant
  • Dogara has been very vocal and vehement against the APC since Bola Tinubu picked Kashim Shettima as his running mate

Jos - The immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has, again, warned that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will polarize Nigeria along religious and tribal lines.

Vanguard reports that Dogara made the comment while delivering a keynote address during the Arewa Christian Indigenous Pastors Association day of prayers in Jos, Plateau state on Sunday, January 30.

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Yakubu Dogara has been very vocal about his opposition to a same-faith presidential ticket in Nigeria. Photo credit: @HouseNGR
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The Bauchi-born politician urged Nigerians to reject the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, saying the ticket is against the unity of the country.

Dogara also said that Tinubu had a lot of baggage that will make him a foreign asset should he become the next president, to the detriment of the people.

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His words:

“This is not politics of hate, it’s rather called gate keeping. It is securing the health of our republic and therefore every citizens task.
“In leadership, no leader leads people to a place he/she has never been. This man can only reproduce what he is, not what he wants to be. The world knows who he is and we now know too.”

He stated that electing Tinubu as president is a risk, adding that the past antecedents of the APC presidential candidate might be used to blackmail Nigeria by foreign powers.

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Dogara's words:

“Electing a president that has so much known baggage means the countries with records of his past crimes can use it to leverage on him. That makes him a foreign asset.
“Which sane people have ever elected a known foreign asset to lead them and still hope to compete with other nations.”

3 House of Rep members from Katsina ditch APC, join PDP

Meanwhile, three House of Representatives members from Katsina state have defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC.

According to Premium Times, the lawmakers made the decision after meeting privately with the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in Sokoto on Sunday night, January 29.

The APC representatives who ditched their party were Hamza Dalhatu, Salisu Iro and Ahmad Dayyabu.

Atiku says Tinubu's constant gaffes an embarrassment to Nigeria

Meanwhile, Atiku has declared that the constant gaffes of Tinubu is now an embarrassment to Nigeria.

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Atiku made the declaration in a statement by his special assistant on public communication, Phrank Shaibu on Monday, January 30.

The former vice president lamented that what started as a comic relief is slowly becoming a tragedy.

Dele Momodu predicts Atiku's victory, dismisses Tinubu

Meanwhile, Dele Momodu, a veteran journalist and former PDP presidential aspirant, says Atiku will emerge the next president of Nigeria.

Momodu said Tinubu does not have the national appeal to woo majority of Nigerian voters in the forthcoming election.

The media entrepreneur also dismissed the presidential aspirations of Labour Party's Peter Obi, saying he does not have the required numbers to win a national election.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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