A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC)and its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, have failed to accept that they made a mistake in fielding a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the 2023 presidential election.
In a statement on Sunday, Lawal said neither Tinubu nor his running mate, Kashim Shettima saw anything wrong in the choice of a same-faith ticket for the 2023 presidency.
He added that the ruling party and its candidate have also failed to make peace with or assuage the feelings of Northern Christian politicians.
Lawal maintained that his group would remain steadfast in their stand for justice, equity and fair play, asking Nigerians to understand their fight.
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 organisations to create the impression that there is a division within the Christendom on this matter.”
“The strategy has failed with them becoming the butt of jokes in church gatherings across the country.
“This approach has also portrayed the duo as arrogant and pitiable people whilst also exposing them to the public as people with unimaginable deficiencies of noble character.
“And, broken they will be indeed. We noticed this trend in APC right from its registration in 2014 up to the 2022 convention, where the overriding goal seemed to have been to exclude northern Christians from all the organs of the party.”
This article was originally published on Naija News