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Protesters Storm APC Secretariat Over Party’s Plan To Field Muslim-Muslim Ticket

by Busytape
Protesters Storm APC Secretariat Over Party's Plan To Field Muslim-Muslim Ticket

The All Progressives Congress headquarters in Abuja has been besieged by protesters in opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

According to Punch, the protesters risked the deluge to make their frustrations public.

According to the report by Punch, the protest comes as APC presidential contender Bola Tinubu prepares to choose a Muslim as his running mate, having chosen Ibrahim Masari as a placeholder for the 2023 presidential election.

The decision did not sit well with many Nigerians, particularly religious leaders and organizations such as the Christian Association of Nigeria, who cautioned political parties from pursuing religious bigotry.

Orji Uzor Kalu, chief whip of the Senate, has said that with the emergence of the former governor of Lagos State, the party has no choice but to choose a Muslim running mate.

Kalu, who supported the planned Muslim-Muslim ticket of the governing party, also said that the party would struggle to win the presidential election if it abandoned the idea.

Several protestors gathered in front of the APC Secretariat on Tuesday, chanting and holding signs that said, “Nigerians will not vote for Muslim-Muslim politicians in the 2023 elections.”

The protesters, who came in three luxury buses, picketed the party headquarters as security personnel at the secretariat threatened to disperse them if they persisted beyond the demonstration.

Several hours later, the demonstration took a tragic turn when demonstrators were observed shivering beneath a tree close to the secretariat.

Others asked to seek sanctuary in the adjacent ECWA Church while they awaited the return of the buses that had dropped them off earlier.

One of the activists, Yakubu, was heard complaining that they had not been compensated for their work.

He said, “These people just left us here in the rain without coming back. Some of us came all the way from Maraba, Suleja and Dei-Dei to show solidarity for this protest.

 

“Up till now, the coordinators have not made any plan to plan to pick or pay us,” he bemoaned.

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