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Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is Designed To Oppress, Kill And Eliminate Christians In North – Babachir Lawal

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, has opened up on why he and a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, met with former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, over the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that the duo and many other Christian leaders in the North have publicly kicked against the ticket.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Lawal said though they were in Minna to greet retired General Abdulsalami, who just returned to the country from a medical trip, they also used the opportunity to visit General Babangida.

The former SGF who admitted that the Muslim-Muslim ticket was discussed during the meeting, stated that the same religion ticket is existential and designed to oppress, kill and eliminate Christians in the North from the political and economic systems.

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Lawal said; “But there is no way we will be there without the Muslim-Muslim ticket issue coming up. It came up and naturally we discussed it.
“For us Christians in the North, the Muslim-Muslim ticket is existential. It is designed to oppress, kill and eliminate us from the political and economic systems. There is no other reason. It was done to isolate us from any political, economic and educational benefits of this country.
“As a card-carrying member of the APC, it is the PVC that counts in this matter and not APC membership because the party’s card will not vote.”

On if he is mulling exit from the APC, the former SGF said;

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“Apart from the BoT and NEC, myself and Dogara are members of all other organs of the party. We are APC, but even at that, you can choose what you want.

“Don’t forget that at the last campaign; even President Buhari said we should vote for the candidates of our choice. Has he rescinded that pronouncement? Party members will vote for their choice candidates.”

On his relationship with Tinubu after rejecting his choice of Shettima, he said;
“Since I publicly opposed the ticket, Tinubu and I have not spoken. When two friends meet at a junction, they can decide to take different ways.”

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Obasa, Ex-Deputy Governor, APC Chiefs Meet As Campaigns Heat Up (Photos)

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As Nigerians gear towards the 2023 elections, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday reiterated his resolve to work for the victory of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) both at the national and state levels.

Dr. Obasa said this when he received former deputy governor of Lagos and senatorial candidate of the APC in Lagos West, Idiat Oluranti Adebule and her team, who were in Agege as part of campaigns ahead of the election.

According to the Speaker, the goal of current political activities is to make sure that the APC wins at all stages of the election from the presidential to the House of Assembly.

Dr. Obasa expressed confidence that Asiwaju will become the president while further noting his expectation that the party would have the majority at the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“This would make governance at the federal level very easy. Same thing goes for our State,” he said.

The Speaker urged members of the party as well as his loyalists to continue to remain dedicated and put their trusts in God to crown their efforts with the needed victories and successes.

He also tasked the members to work in unity, cooperation and with passion as, according to him, victory begins with internal cohesion just as he expressed confidence that the Southwest zone would deliver massively for Tinubu.

“Agege is so committed to the APC. We want good results. We want victories with a landslide. We must show total commitment and dedication and that is when we will get what we want. I commend you all for the support you have given our incoming senator,” he told the party loyalists, who thronged his constituency office.

In her remarks, Adebule thanked Agege people for their commitment to the party. She said records have shown great results from the area during elections.

She said she decided to visit Agege to thank the people and further plead for their support.

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Emilokan explained as groups advocate for Tinubu’s presidency

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L-R: The convener of Hope Movement, Godwin Odunsani; convener of Strategic Movement for BAT's Presidency 2023, SMBP, Chief Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo; and the deputy governor of Ogun State, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, at the Asiwaju Affirmation Seminar, held in Abeokuta, the state's capital, on Saturday, January 28, 2023

A political advocacy group, Hope Movement, Hope Movement, in collaboration with the Strategic Movement for BAT Presidency (SMBP), has stated that the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate is the key to economic prosperity for the coming generation.

This was made known to the media at a talk titled Asiwaju Affirmation Seminar, which had in attendance many political heavyweights in Ogun State and held in Abeokuta, the state’s capital, on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

In a paper presented by the guest lecturer, Jamiu Bashir, on Unlocking Economic Prosperity For Generation Next, Asiwaju is more than qualified to pilot the affairs of the nation in ensuring that Nigeria becomes something the future generation can be proud of.

In his own remarks, the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by the deputy governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele, stated that Tinubu’s capacity to assemble a strong team to initiate and execute developmental policies and programmes have never been in doubt judging from his antecedence as the Lagos State governor.

“It is not enough to hold a seminar as we are having, but the most important thing is to go out there and to put our words to action. Your activity on Twitter and IG as youth does not count but your PVC with which you will vote is the most important. Take charge of your future,” the governor added.

The global convener of the Hope Movement, Godwin Odusami, resonated that the APC candidate has the ability to drive the needed growth and development in Nigeria.

He expressed worry over the growing poverty and economic hardship both in the rural and urban setting, saying the country needs to be handed over to the person who has the experience and capacity to solve the problems.

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On his part, the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Chairman in Ogun State, Architect Samson Popoola said Tinubu has invested so much in the democracy of this country to earn him the presidency.

“Whatever they say about Tinubu, some other people have done worse, and they were able to rule. If they say Tinubu is sick, we have had someone that was on the hospital bed, and somebody was campaigning for him, and he became the President.

“What are we talking about? If it is our own turn to bring someone of our own to lead, I think Tinubu has invested a lot in the democracy of this country to earn him the leadership.”

The convener of Strategic Movement for BAT Presidency 2023, SMBP, Chief Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo,

“The Youths deserve the best in this country. As elders, we have experienced good times as youths in this country but it’s unfortunate what the generation unfolding are experiencing. I feel we need a leadership that is responsive to the yearnings of the youths, which was the essence of the lecture for today.

“Aside from this, I also saw some misgiving in the polity, where people felt maybe Bola Ahmed Tinubu had sense of entitlement a sense of entitlement by saying that emilokan.

“The Emilokan statement was targeted at the APC delegates from Ogun State. Even in the United States, there is a emilokan syndrome. It’s not written in their constitution but any sitting president would be given the opportunity of contesting. The same thing in the United Kingdom; it’s the leader of the party that would be given the first consideration for contesting.

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“Tinubu saying emilokan was only directed to the APC members; he wasn’t referring to the generality of the Nigerians, who would vote when the time comes.

“Of all the contestants, Bola Ahmed has been tested and he has performed. Let us forget about trivialities. I’ve worked with with Atiku Abubakar before and I know him very well when he was in customs. The same thing goes for Peter Obi and none of them have the qualities of Asiwaju in terms of governance. And I believe the country would be transformed,” Chief Taiwo said.

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Wike Dares Ayu,Suspend Me And See The Repercussions

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dared the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu to suspend the G-5 governors and see if the party would be able to withstand the storm that will follow.

Speaking yesterday, at the campaign flag-off rally of the State PDP Campaign Council in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the State, Governor Wike boasted that the G-5 Governors are above the threat of suspension.

“We are above that level that you think you can threaten anybody; intimidate anybody with whatever illegal decision you have taken.”

“So, we are waiting for you to announce my own and any other of my friend. Like I have said, when a man says you will not sleep, he too, will he sleep. Will Ayu sleep? Will those his cohorts sleep? So don’t worry, we have the capacity to pay back. We have the capacity to tell you that enough is enough.”

He warned that the resort to despotism by the PDP National Working Committee would not do the party any good in the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Wike said that the reason why the dissolution of the Ekiti State working committee would be challenged in court was that there were still members of the PDP who believed in the rule of law and that the party should respect its constitution.

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