The dust raised by the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) isn’t settling down anytime soon as members of the party and other leaders from the Northern region under the platform of ‘Northern Leaders Conservative Meeting,’ has said voting such presidential ticket will have a dangerous consequences.
The APC Northern Christian leaders after their meeting with other Muslim brothers and sisters held on 8th October at NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, said they will work together to foster peace in the country and will join a pan Nigeria platform.
The meeting also resolved to set up a committee that will fashion out the best way to achieve the resolutions of their meeting.
2. 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.
3. Conscious of 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. Consequently, we have agreed to channel our energies on matter that unite us more as a people instead of encouraging attacks on sensitive issues bothering on religion in the name of politics.
4. In view of the above, we have agreed to set up a committee with the mandate to fashion out strategies for advancing the objectives set forth in this resolution.