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Northern Christians will never vote for Atiku over his action on Deborah’s killing, they will prefer Tinubu, says Okechukwu

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VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has declared that Northern Christians won’t vote for the Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, within the 2023 common elections.

Reacting to the outrage from the Northern Christians over APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, Okechukwu advised newsmen in Abuja, that although he; “shares of their anguish, he is aware of nonetheless that within the fullness of time, they won’t vote for the previous Vice President.”

The Director Basic, Voice of Nigeria (VON), additionally claimed that no matter marginalisation the Northern Christians are presently struggling will probably be lessened if the APC commonplace bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu turns into the President in 2023.

He hinged his impression of Northern Christians rejecting Atiku on what he described because the non secular ambivalence of the previous Vice President.

Okechukwu made explicit reference to Atiku’s antics throughout late Deborah’s imbroglio in Sokoto State, declaring that; “northern Christians don’t belief Atiku.”

“Our first slogan in APC is ‘Change’. Our mantra is ‘Change’. We won’t stay static, by no means. We’ll change no matter isn’t working. All we ask Nigerians is to provide us one other eight years as they gave our sister political get together, the PDP,” he acknowledged.

“Relating to the Northern Christians’ outrage over APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket; if any pundit thinks they may vote for Atiku, my reply is ‘Capital No’. It doesn’t matter what, they know he’s bringing nothing new to the desk.

“Discover out, Northern Christians don’t belief Atiku. They know his cherry-picking antics as per rule of regulation and rotation conference. Additionally they know his ambivalence on faith, as demonstrated within the late Deborah’s imbroglio in Sokoto, which remains to be recent within the thoughts of each Christian.

“Secondly, they know that Tinubu and by extension, the Yorubas’ DNA is devoid of spiritual extremism and bigotry. Yorubas have a good time Eid and Xmas collectively.

“As a matter of reality, with out being private, one was a witness when my expensive good friend Babachir Lawal knowledgeable the world throughout his thanksgiving Church Service at ECWA Wuse, that Tinubu and Pa Akande have been instrumental to his appointment as Secretary to Authorities of the Federation (SGF). Could one ask, is it attainable that neither Tinubu nor Pa Akande didn’t know any Northern Muslim to foyer for? Or has Tinubu modified 360 levels?

“Thirdly, they’re absolutely conscious that Atiku has violently breached the rotation conference of president from north to south and painfully by extension of the PDP’s Structure. For Atiku, rotation conference is north-south geopolitically benched, solely when he wins the presidency. If he fails as in 2019, the rotation conference purpose publish have to be shifted,” he quipped.

Emphasising why Atiku won’t profit from the outburst of the northern Christians, Okechukwu mentioned: “It’s on file that Atiku loved and celebrated rotation conference when in 2018, Governor Nyeson Wike and different Southerners in obedience to the letters and spirit of Part 3(c) of PDP’s Structure allowed solely Northern presidential aspirants to contest in Port Harcourt.

“However within the 2022 PDP presidential major election, he fought tooth and nail to jettison the rotation conference, arguing childishly that it isn’t relevant to PDP? Therefore breached Part 3(c) of PDP’s Structure. A few of us Southerners are as damage as Northern Christians over this willful breach.

“Sure, religion steadiness is essential in constructing bonds of inclusion, so is rotation conference which bonds north and south, and cements inclusion and company existence. That is why I proceed to salute APC’s Northern Governors, the vast majority of whom not like PDP’s Governors by this noble patriotism, restored fairness, pure justice and nationwide loyalty in our clime.

“If PDP Governors had obeyed rotation conference from north to south, to be trustworthy, there wouldn’t be the crucial of APC’s Muslim-Muslim Ticket. They can’t profit from their negligence. I stand to be contradicted,” Okechukwu quipped.

On the anger of the Northern Christians over a seeming premeditated plan to exclude all Christians in each the APC get together construction and authorities, Okechukwu argued that he shares their plight, however assured that such marginalisation won’t repeat itself underneath Asiwaju Tinubu as President.

“We’re witnesses when Dr Umaru Dikko as Transport Minister, was extra highly effective than Vice President, when Diezani Madueke as Petroleum Minister was extra highly effective than Vice President and not too long ago, how highly effective Abba Kyari (of blessed reminiscence) was as Chief of Employees to the President. Subsequently, Christians nationwide ought to give APC one other likelihood.”

Defending the ticket additional, Okechukwu mentioned that everyone in Nigeria is aware of Tinubu’s antecedents as Governor of Lagos State, describing him as a grasp of sourcing for the very best from each creed, tribe and tongue.

“I keep that the following APC’s federal authorities should as a matter of pressing nationwide significance undertake the great insurance policies of the present administration, include the palpable insecurity within the land and construct new bonds of brotherhood,” he assured

The VON DG additionally claimed that all through historical past there aren’t any two successive regimes which might be similar in each explicit matter.

“The truth is, it is just President Buhari’s regime that has the credit score file of continuity of 98 per cent of deserted and ongoing roads, rails, and different infrastructural initiatives in Nigeria, each at federal, state and native councils for over 5 many years,” he insisted.

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