A former Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Northern Christians, Babachir David Lawal has accused the ruling party of abandoning them.
HausaToday reports that Lawal has been vocally against the decision of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket by picking Senator Kashim Shettima.
Following the outrage that greeted the APC and Tinubu’s decision to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket, the party’s Northern Christians have vowed not to support the party in the 2023 presidential election.
Many chieftains of the ruling APC have called on Tinubu to reach out to aggrieved Christian leaders and appease.
But speaking to The PUNCH, Lawal said neither the party nor its candidates had reached out to the northern Christians.
He added that the APC, Tinubu and Shettima were behaving as if they had already won the election.
The former SGF said, “No, they have refused to reach out to us. They ignored us totally. They are behaving as if they have won the election already.
“We will show them. We will tell them that we are not useless. We will use our numerical strength to tell them who we are and how powerful the God we serve is.”
Also, Lawal stated that the fight against injustice would be total, adding that any act of injustice against anyone was against all.
“We will not fight with canes and muscles. We will fight against evil with prayers and action. We are not going to stop,” he added.