A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha has told the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, to go and register a Christian-Christian ticket if they are bitter about Bola Tinubu‘s choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The politician said there was nothing wrong with the APC presidential candidate’s choice, saying that the two-time Governor of Lagos has paid his dues and deserved every support to become Nigeria’s next president.
Naija News understands that Unagha made the statement while speaking with newsmen at a press conference on Friday in Abuja.
He promised during the conversation, to mobilize over 50 million Nigerian youths to ensure victory for Tinubu in the 2023 elections.
Unagha said those objecting to the Muslim-Muslim ticket should let the country experience the one-way ticket first and see if it will be better for the country or not.
Addressing the Christian community, he advised CAN and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, to apply to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to register as a political party to sponsor a Christian-Christian ticket if that will save the country.
Unagha said: “I am glad to address you this morning. As you are already aware, the primary elections have come and gone, we are now moving on to the next leg of the campaign which will culminate in the 2023 general elections.
‘I Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha Aru hereby wish to address you this morning to state that I will mobilize over 50 million Nigerian Youths to ensure the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress come 2023.
“I shall go through the length and breadth of the country especially the 36 states to mobilize support for Tinubu to fulfil the decision of the Southern people that the Presidency must come to the South.
“Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu has paid his due in the democratic struggle in Nigeria, therefore, this is the time Nigerians should reciprocate, and pay him back.
“Tinubu was amongst few Nigerians that fought vigorously to restore democracy in Nigeria which some persons are enjoying today. In clear terms, his effort should be rewarded.
“Apart from that, he is a human and capital developer who has turned boys to men, girls to women in the body of our political history not minding ethnic or religious background.
“During the June 12 struggle, whilst some opportunists in today’s politics enjoy the political juicy in the Nigerian corridor of power, who sabotaged our struggle to the restoration of June 12, Tinubu and others laid their lives.”
Unagha hailed Tinubu’s contribution to democracy in Nigeria, stressing that his efforts can not be put away so soon.
He added: “I, Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha, former presidential aspirant, also a former National Vice President of the National Council of Nigeria South-South will mobilize Nigeria youths to deliver Tinubu come 2023.
“We will stop at nothing provided Tinubu win the forthcoming election.
“I observed the criticism, propaganda and uproar of probable Muslim Muslim ticket of the All Progressive Congress by a section of the Christian community in Nigeria.
“I wish to condemn in the strongest term the campaign. Let us experiment with Muslim Muslim tickets and if that will be better for the country, so be it.”
The 2019 former presidential candidate said it is very sad that Pastors have turned their churches into Political forum where they campaign and canvass candidates, thereby going against their doctrine.
“Those clergymen under the guise of religion canvassing for a specific candidate should give their pastoral work to context election if they can win. Tunde Bakare tried it, and we saw what happened,” Unagha said.