A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has predicted that the Muslim-Muslim ticket fielded by the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 presidential election will fail.
According to Dogara, the presidential candidate of APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, failed to listen to the national call against the same faith ticket and also dismissed the consequences of the action.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at a summit tagged, ‘Meet The Church,’ and organised by the Nigeria National Christian Coalition with the theme: ‘The role of the church in nation-building,’ Dogara said the ruling party will pay heavily for the decision.
He said, “In their convoluted posturing, they have placed state-building ahead of nation-building; a task never before achieved in history. We need no seer to tell us that such endeavour is guaranteed to end in spectacular failure. No divided people have ever built any civilization.
“I am so elated that today’s church in Nigeria has shaken off the beast of the complacency of the past into fire by speaking up and resisting measures adopted by some political platforms that will hamper nation building.
“In a manner that negated the fundamentals of nation building, such as shared identity, values and visions, the APC adopted the same faith ticket in a country that has never attained nationhood.”
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