- A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the Muslim/Muslim ticket flagged by the ruling party
- Mukhtar Shagari said the All Progressives Congress failed the people of Nigeria with the Muslim/Muslim ticket strategy
- According to Shagari, the majority of the Christian population in the northern part of the country feel slighted by APC‘s decision to fly the same faith ticket
The Muslim-Muslim ticket flagged by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued to elicit reactions from leaders across the country.
The recent reaction on the same faith ticket is from the former deputy governor of Sokoto state, Mukhtar Shagari, who said that the ruling party has failed Nigerians.
Shagari, a member of the APC opined that the Muslim-Muslim ticket strategy being played by the party for the 2023 general election will not get its desired voter turnout, especially in the northern region of Nigeria.
Speaking on a Channels Television interview, the former deputy governor while stating his reasons said that majority of the Christians in the country, especially those from the north feel slighted by the APC.
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“The APC has failed Nigerians in every aspect you can think of. In every aspect you can think of, APC has failed Nigerians, particularly in the North where people are now kidnapped and ransoms have to be paid and people are now being killed. Lack of employment all over the country and so on.
“They simply think that both the Christians and the Muslims in this country are stupid. So, they decided to come out with the Muslim-Muslim ticket, thinking if they do that, everybody in the northwest, in the North-East and the rest of Nigeria will jump at it but Nigerian people are wiser, they know what they want: they want a government that will change their lives for the better.”
Influential cleric throws weight behind APC’s controversial Muslim/Muslim ticket
The Muslim/Muslim ticket flagged by the All Progressives Congress has been commended by an Islamic cleric.
The cleric said that Nigerians should be more concerned about the competence of candidates rather than their religion.
Sheikh Ibrahim Daimagoro also cited the case in Osun state where both the governor and his deputy are Christians.
Tinubu makes strong demand from Western countries as 2023 election approaches
Several countries across the West have been urged to compensate Nigeria for their explorative activities in the past years.
The call was made by the 2023 presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu.
The former Lagos state governor said that resources obtained from Nigeria were used as key contributors to the development of Western economies.
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