Group slams Dogara, Babahir Lawal over opposition to APC Muslim-Muslim ticket

The Northern Christian Youth Initiative (NYCI) on Friday slammed the duo of former Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and ex-Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, over their opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by All Progressives Congress (APC) within the 2023 presidential election.

The 2 males have launched ceaseless campaigns in opposition to the identical religion ticket adopted by the ruling occasion.

In a press release issued by its Convener, Mike Msuaan Msuaan, the group warned politicians in opposition to using faith to sow seeds of discord within the nation.

NYCI harassed that Dogara and Lawal have been disenchanted that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ignored them in his alternative of working mate for subsequent yr’s election.

The group accused each politicians of endangering the lives of Northern Christians with their campaigns in opposition to the APC’s similar religion ticket.

The assertion learn: “As a matter of truth, Babachir Lawal authored very damaging write-ups in opposition to the Vp of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, himself a Christian and a presidential aspirant within the APC main that produced Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Babachir Lawal demeaned his fellow Christian in help of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who’s a Muslim. Hon. Dogara was additionally a recognized supporter of Tinubu.

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““We didn’t discover each Yakubu Dogara and Babachir Lawal canvassing votes for any Christian candidate through the APC main. We anticipate the duo who’ve develop into unintentional defenders of the Christian religion to have stood for both, Prof Osibanjo or Rotimi Ameachi who have been additionally prime presidential contenders through the occasion main

“We anticipate that individuals who have held such exalted positions like these held by Hon. Dogara and Babachir Lawal previously can be cautious in sowing seeds of division, be it spiritual, ethnic or regional. Hon. Dogara was not elected as a member of the home of consultant and subsequently the speaker of the Home of Representatives on the premise of his religion, neither was Babachir Lawal appointed SGF due to his area. They each discovered themselves in workplace to uphold the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“A faculty of thought has it that each Dogara and Babachir nursed intentions of turning into vice presidential candidates to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and labored for his emergence. Their incapacity to safe such endorsement is touted because the singular egocentric cause they’ve develop into very bitter and are transferring spherical sowing seeds of division.”

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