2023 ELECTIONS: Dogara and Babachir to Work Against APC’s Same Faith-Ticket

Yakubu Dogara, a former speaker of the House of Representatives,  and Babachir Lawal a former secretary to the Government of the Federation,  has resolved to work against their party (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.

The duo who are members of a group, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Northern Christian Leaders, that has resolved to adopt a presidential candidate to defeat the ruling party’s planned Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Hon. Dogara, who had previously opposed the APC’s same-faith ticket is the leader of this group.

Following a meeting held on Saturday 22 October, the group said it would work with a platform that will “engender unity”

“That we have agreed to work together with a view to fostering unity, peace, and national cohesion,” a communique released after the meeting read.

“To work together and jointly adopt a pan-Nigerian political platform that will engender unity, inclusiveness, and a sense of belonging among the Nigerian citizenry.

“Conscious of the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural configuration of Nigeria, we believe that a same-faith ticket and voting along religious lines may trigger dangerous dimensions of negative consequences among our disparate peoples in ways that will hamper nation-building.

The group went on to disclosed that it is setting up a committee to “fashion out strategies” for the actualisation of its plan.

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