The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, says he has not decided on stepping down from his position if the ruling party wins the 2023 presidential election.
Adamu stated that the ruling party does not have a Muslim colouraton as being claimed in some quarters.
HausaToday reports that the ruling APC is fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election following the choice of the former Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
This decision has generated varied reactions from religious groups, social-cultural organisations and concerned Nigerians.
In a interview with Arise News on Sunday, Adamu said the decision to step down from office will be taken after the 2023 elections so as to prevent the party from having a Muslim presidency and a Muslim chairman.
“I do not count my chickens before they are hatched. Wait for 2023, wait for the outcome of the election and you will see the fair person in me and our party,” he said.
Reacting to a claim by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, that 192 APC lawmakers are set to defect from the party, he said, “For what reason? As the National Chairman of our great party, it is not in my place to lead by speculation.
”I’m aware Babachir has made known his dislike for the Muslim-Muslim ticket. But I’m not aware that 192 lawmakers are leaving the APC for whichever party.”