Peter Obi’s endorsement divided the northern Christians.
Newsonline reported that some prominent Northern Christian leaders in the All Progressives Congress, APC, have distanced themselves from the endorsement of the Labor Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by former Secretary to the Union Government, SGF, Babchir Lawal.
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This online news platform is aware that the group led by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said that the Northern People’s Congress party members have not made any decision to endorse Obi.
The group notes that the decision to endorse Obi was Lual’s.
A few days ago, Lawal had revealed that the group had, after much deliberation, chosen the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.
The group pledged not to support the GPC because of the presidential card of Muslims and Muslims.
They expressed regret that the General People’s Congress party should have chosen a vice president from the Christian north, not a Muslim.
However, the statement signed by Dogara, Simon Ashoba, Albert Atiurcha, Professor Doknan Shini, Milla Nong (SAN), General Ishaya Baoka (rtd), Professor Ibrahim Haruna, and Ms. Lea Olusey, refused to agree.
They said the group has not yet revealed its decision on who it will endorse in 2023.
“We want to bring to the attention of the general public the recent position put forward by our Chairman, P.D. Lawal, as the position of our group.
“We would like to announce that the necessary consultations have been completed and, based on clearly irreproachable empirical data, the group is prepared to take a position that will be made public at an interfaith event to be held very soon.
“Suffice it to say that no one in the group, including the chair, was authorized to speak to the public about our position at this physical time. Based on our modus operandi, our position should have been presented to the general public at the above-mentioned event.” She said. Community that hasn’t changed.