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Same-faith ticket: Tinubu unbothered about reconciliation, says ex-SGF

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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has chided the All Progressives Congress standard bearer, Bola Tinubu, over his controversial same-faith ticket.

Lawal who is amongst the many opposing the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC in a statement on Sunday said Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima have not ceded to reconciliation.

According to The Punch, the Fmr. SGF said the road taken by the former Lagos State governor and his vice is an attempt to imply division among the Christian community.

He added that any nation or political dispensation built on injustice would crumble because justice and equity settle all other disputes.

Lawal, in the statement titled, “Why we are doing what we are doing,” pleaded with Nigerians to understand the position of the Northern Christian politicians on the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC for the 2023 presidential election.

He said neither Tinubu nor Shettima and the political party has seen anything wrong in their choice of a same-faith ticket for the presidency in the coming election, to make peace with or assuage the feelings of northern Christian politicians.

The statement read, “We have so far not taken the road to reconciliation because, in the first instance, neither the APC as a party nor its presidential candidate has bothered to seek us out for reconciliation even though early on, our doors were left open for such.

“There are of course some ‘Christian’ turncoats and ‘Judases’ who, driven either by moral turpitude, poverty or greed, have hired themselves out as agents and spoilers of this noble Christian cause.

“To this group, I wish to recommend the study of the biographies of Judas Iscariot and Ahithophel in the Bible. Be careful to note how their lives ended.

“It seems that Tinubu/Shettima’s preferred approach is to attempt to counter our position through insults and sponsored fake Christian organizations to create the impression that there is a division within the Christendom on this matter.”

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