Northern Christians lack political capital; I am for the Muslim-Muslim ticket: Adamu Garba
All Progressives Congress (APC) member Adamu Garba says the national clamor for a religiously balanced presidency in 2023 and beyond is unrealistic because Christians in the North do not have the political capital to win the election.
Mr. Garba, who had just returned to the APC of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), announcing his return, said he had returned to lend his support in updating the Muslim-Muslim ticket that the party presented for the presidential election of 2023.
“It’s not about not having competent Christians in the north, there are indeed plenty of them.
“But how many of these capable people are able to build political capital beyond their immediate surroundings? Last name? The policy is very practical, it is not a matter of whims,” Mr. Garba wrote via his Twitter account.
“Yes, I’m completely back to APC. I could do more harm to my country, Nigeria, if I didn’t support the combination of a great strategist and a great tactician on one ticket. That’s BAT/Hashim which is expected to take over all voting units in Nigeria by 2023,” he added.
The APC ignored public concerns about not having an all-Muslim presidency in 2023, and the impact this could have on already heightened religious tensions in the country.
Many opponents of the ticket said it was born out of former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu’s desperation to win the presidency at the cost of national cohesion and unity.