The Northern Christian Youths Coalition of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has kicked against the party’s decision to settle for a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the coming 2023 general election.
The group made this statement through its Chairman, Prof. Doknan Sheni, and Secretary-General, Ishaya Bauka after a meeting in Bauchi State.
The Northern Christian group said the party and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had “betrayed the North by choosing former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, as running mate.
The statement as issued, read thus; “The selection of a Muslim vice presidential candidate portrays insensitivity to the Christians in the nation.
The fear of the Christians in the North and the nation, in general, is that the APC will be viewed as an Islamic party and the Muslim -Muslim ticket was not possible in 2015, why should it be possible in 2023?
More so, that we are apprehensive that the person picked might have had a hand in the Chibok girls saga and other terror activities, Muslim-Muslim ticket would undermine the election chances of Christian candidates in the APC in the various states in the North.
If this was to be reversed that all these were Christians, can any Muslim in the North be able to sell the APC presidential ticket to any Muslim ummah?”