Northern Christian Leaders in APC dissociate selves from Babachir over plan to dump Tinubu, declare support for Peter Obi

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The Northern Christian Leaders in the All-Progressives Congress (APC), have dissociated themselves from the position canvassed by their Chairman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal.

Recent media reports stated that the Northern Christian Leaders in the All-Progressives Congress (APC), led by a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, had dumped their party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

In a statement jointly signed by Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Simon Achuba, Hon Albert Atiwurcha, Prof Doknan Sheni, Mela A. Nunge, SAN, Gen Ishaya Bauka (Retd), Prof Ibrahim Haruna and Mrs Leah Olusiyi, the group said necessary consultations had been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group was poised to adopt a position which would be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon.

They said the decision to endorse a particular candidate and the statement credited to the chairman were solely the decision and views of the Chairman which he was absolutely entitled to but not that of the group.

“We want to draw the attention of the public to the recent position canvassed by our Chairman, Engr B D Lawal as the position of our Group.

“We wish to state that necessary consultations have been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group is poised to adopt a position which will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon.

“Suffices to say that no one in the group including the Chairman has been mandated to speak to the public about our position at this material time.

“Based on our modus Operandi, our position was meant to be presented to the public at the event above referred to. That has not changed.

“Consequently, the decision to endorse a particular candidate and the statement credited to the chairman are solely the decision and views of the Chairman which he is absolutely entitled to but not that of the group.

“We hope this statement clears all the quarries most of us have been inundated with on this all-important subject matter,” they said.

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