Northern group rejects Muslim-Muslim ticket, backs Lalong as Tinubu's running mate

6/24/2022 6:29:00 PM

Northern group rejects Muslim-Muslim ticket, backs Lalong as Tinubu's running mate

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Simon Lalong

Northern group rejects Muslim-Muslim ticket, backs Lalong as Tinubu's running mate

A group, the Northern Nigeria's Front for Equity and Good Governance, has rejected the proposed Muslim-Muslim ticket as running mate to the All Progressives Congress' presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , ahead of the 2023 presidency.

He said, “For instance, in 1979, Northerners across the North voted for the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari without divisive considerations. During the 1993 aborted elections, the North again voted dispassionately with the late MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe as winners. In the same vein, in 1999, the two major candidates were equally massively voted for in the North despite their being Yoruba, Christians and Southerners. This unique pattern ensured the victory of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and 2003 as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 respectively.

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Reps Majority Leader tasks constituents to vote for Tinubu, others He said, “For instance, in 1979, Northerners across the North voted for the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari without divisive considerations.APC, in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.Bishops carpet Abdulrazaq over Kwara hijab crisis, say policy illegal “Instead of obeying the circular, some school principals, vice-principals and teachers feigned ignorance of the approval of hijab in Lagos State, and desperately began to deal with our members.Christian-Christian ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

During the 1993 aborted elections, the North again voted dispassionately with the late MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe as winners. In the same vein, in 1999, the two major candidates were equally massively voted for in the North despite their being Yoruba, Christians and Southerners. A retired Permanent Secretary in the Kwara State civil service, Prince Ayo Fagbemi said, “time to end this nonsense is now,” adding that Tinubu donated to churches, sponsored pastors and contributed millions of dollars to the welfare of Christians and they never rejected him because of his religion as a Muslim. This unique pattern ensured the victory of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and 2003 as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 respectively. The Lagos State Government should sanction officials who go against the Supreme Court judgment and hold a meeting with MSSN Lagos, Muslim leaders, and other Islamic organisations on the size and modalities of using the hijab. “As a group, we are very concerned and disturbed by the utterances of some few voices that have attempted to push out their narratives (using religion and ethnicity) under the guise of speaking for the North over the choice of political candidates and their running mates. “CAN is playing religious cards because two pastors contested and lost to Tinubu in the just concluded APC presidential primary election. “In particular, we find it very divisive, careless and callous for some persons to say that the choice of a Christian from the North will not guarantee Northern votes for political parties. “The Muslim-Muslim or Christian-Christan ticket is a difficult and slippery area.

“For instance, they have brazenly and openly said that only the choice of a Muslim-Muslim from the the North as running mate to the candidate of the ruling party can guarantee the votes of the North.” A Professor of Political Science, University of Ilorin, Hassan Salihu, raised two issues. Tags: hijab Kindly share this story: All rights reserved. “In other words, they are saying that a Muslim-Muslim ticket is the only way to victory for the ruling party. This is misleading and very unfortunate. Two, realistically and based on geo-political consideration, there is nothing untoward about it. “The position is not only incorrect but an attempt to mislead the good choice of the region into thinking that religion or ethnicity is the major determining factor for the voting pattern of the North. For details, visit. “Again, such very unfortunate voices seem to destroy the foundation of unity, oneness and equity which the founding fathers of the region toiled for.” “Of course, the problems of Nigeria, no doubt, were caused by Muslims and Christians and I do not see how faith considerations alone could be a solution to our problems,” he contended. “They should ask and make their researches on what the country wants, what the people want; if they listen to the people, we will be confident that they will listen to us when they get there,” he said.

” While pushing for the Plateau State helmsman as the running mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the group noted that Lalong, who chaired the Northern Governors’ Forum and only Christian amidst majority “Muslims,” had received cooperation without “religious dichotomy.” Tags: Governor Simon Lalong Kindly share this story: All rights reserved. “The APC governors who agreed on power shift from the North to the South would be a group of bigots if they permit a mono-religious Presidential and Vice-Presidential ticket. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: join the conversation FOREX, BITCOIN AND BINARY TRADING: We help you professionally trade your forex, bitcoin and binary accounts for minimum 20% weekly profit. Nigeria should remain a nation where no people or group is oppressed in any guise whatsoever,” he warned. For details, visit .