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2023: Ganduje, El-Rufai, Masari Woo Northern Christian Group For Tinubu


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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai and his counterparts from Katsina and Kano State on Tuesday wooed a Northern Christian group for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

There had been controversy over the Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket of the APC which has seen some politicians in the party withdraw their support for Tinubu.

The Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari while addressing the Northern Christians Youth Association in Kaduna said Tinubu does not have an agenda to Islamise Nigeria.

Masari said, “Leadership is about justice to the people, even to animals. Lagos is a mini Nigeria. Both Christians and Muslims and pagans are in Lagos. At a point in time, you cannot drive in Lagos with your car windows wide open because of thieves. Hardly a day passed without seeing a dead body at dump sites.

“But when Tinubu became governor for 8 years he brought sanity to Lagos. It is baseless to express the fear that Tinubu will Islamise Nigeria. It is not true. Did Buhari Islamise Nigeria after seven years in office? Did Obasanjo Christianise Nigeria after eight years in office? Did Jonathan make Nigeria a Christian country after six years in office? I can tell you that if you assemble all the presidential candidates before a blind man, he will choose Tinubu.”

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in his effort to seek the support of the Northern Christians, said, “the major problem of this country is politics with bitterness. But when young men and women gather for a common cause without bitterness there is hope for this country. We have to pick a candidate who is tested and trusted. He is Ahmed Tinubu. He was governor for eight years. He picked a successor that was liked by the people.

“History will repeat itself. During the military regime under General Ibrahim Babangida’s transition to civil rule, there was an election between MKO Abiola and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of SDP and NRC. Abiola’s running mate was a Muslim. It was a Muslim Muslim ticket that won the election. Tofa that picked a Christian running mate lost the election. So Tinubu will win the election.”

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday revealed why Northern APC Governors decided to support a southern presidential candidate.

El-Rufai said, “In the spirit of unity, fairness and justice in the country, after President Buhari’s tenure it is fair that the presidency should go to the South. And we converged in Katsina lodge before governor Aminu Bello Masari said that among all the presidential candidates we should go for Ahmed Tinubu because of his track records while he was governor of Lagos.”

The wife of the APC presidential candidate, Oluremi Tinubu promised the Christian youths that her husband will not let them down.

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The Chairman of Northern Christians Youth Association, Isaac Abra in his remark said “Tinubu is the best man for the presidential job because his manifesto is youth empowerment, and the plan to support Armed forces to use aerial operations to deal with insecurity.”

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