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Northern Christian Leaders Accuse Shettima Of Kidnapping, Terrorism

While simultaneously harboring suspicions that Shettima may be involved in some terrorist activities, the northern christian political leaders claimed in a communique released at the conclusion of their meeting on Monday night that the Muslim-Muslim pairing could give the party the reputation of being an Islamic party. The communique was jointly signed by the party’s chairman and secretary, Prof. Doknan Sheni and Ishaya Bauka.

The organization highlighted that the country’s unity was of the utmost significance and that nothing else could compare to the circumstances in 1993, when Nigerians unanimously decided to support a Muslim-Muslim ticket without being asked.

Therefore, it forewarned that the Muslim-Muslim ticket would suffer grave consequences in the 2023 presidential election, adding that now was not the best moment to establish it if it was not feasible in 2015.

The leaders argued that the party’s choice was insensitive and that it would be challenging for them to sell the idea to their constituents, even while they acknowledged that the ticket was tough to market and that there would be consequences if the Muslim-Muslim combination was not changed.

READ MORE: Shettima: Tinubu Has Taken Religious Side – Babachir Lawal

“The selection of a Muslim vice-presidential candidate portrayed insensitivity to the Christians in the nation. The fear of the Christians in the north and the nation in general is that the APC party will be viewed as an Islamic party. The Christians in the north and the whole nation are highly aggravated.

“More so, we are apprehensive that the person picked might have had a hand in the Chibok girls’ Saga and other terror activities. Moslem-Moslem ticket would undermine the election chances of Christians candidates in APC in the various states in the North.

“Considering that the chairman of the party is a Moslem, deputy chairman north is a Moslem, the president of the senate is a Moslem, the speaker and deputy speaker are Moslems, and now both the presidential and Vice presidential candidates are Moslems and apart from this violating the constitution Section 14 subsection 3, if this was to be reversed that all these were Christians, can any Moslem in the North be able to sell the APC presidential tickets to any Moslem ummah?

“If this selection of a Moslem Vice President candidate is not changed, there will be serious and grave consequences.”

While arguing that what should be paramount in the country now was unity and not infrastructure or the economy, the leaders added that, “For without unity, we cannot build. Any party or candidate that elevates the greed of a few above the needs of the many has no business running the affairs of Nigeria.”

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While simultaneously harboring suspicions that Shettima may be involved in some terrorist activities, the northern christian political leaders claimed in a communique released at the conclusion of their meeting on Monday night that the Muslim-Muslim pairing could give the party the reputation of being an Islamic party. The communique was jointly signed by the party’s chairman and secretary, Prof. Doknan Sheni and Ishaya Bauka.

The organization highlighted that the country’s unity was of the utmost significance and that nothing else could compare to the circumstances in 1993, when Nigerians unanimously decided to support a Muslim-Muslim ticket without being asked.

Therefore, it forewarned that the Muslim-Muslim ticket would suffer grave consequences in the 2023 presidential election, adding that now was not the best moment to establish it if it was not feasible in 2015.

The leaders argued that the party’s choice was insensitive and that it would be challenging for them to sell the idea to their constituents, even while they acknowledged that the ticket was tough to market and that there would be consequences if the Muslim-Muslim combination was not changed.

READ MORE: Shettima: Tinubu Has Taken Religious Side – Babachir Lawal

“The selection of a Muslim vice-presidential candidate portrayed insensitivity to the Christians in the nation. The fear of the Christians in the north and the nation in general is that the APC party will be viewed as an Islamic party. The Christians in the north and the whole nation are highly aggravated.

“More so, we are apprehensive that the person picked might have had a hand in the Chibok girls’ Saga and other terror activities. Moslem-Moslem ticket would undermine the election chances of Christians candidates in APC in the various states in the North.

“Considering that the chairman of the party is a Moslem, deputy chairman north is a Moslem, the president of the senate is a Moslem, the speaker and deputy speaker are Moslems, and now both the presidential and Vice presidential candidates are Moslems and apart from this violating the constitution Section 14 subsection 3, if this was to be reversed that all these were Christians, can any Moslem in the North be able to sell the APC presidential tickets to any Moslem ummah?

“If this selection of a Moslem Vice President candidate is not changed, there will be serious and grave consequences.”

While arguing that what should be paramount in the country now was unity and not infrastructure or the economy, the leaders added that, “For without unity, we cannot build. Any party or candidate that elevates the greed of a few above the needs of the many has no business running the affairs of Nigeria.”

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