Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), reiterated his objection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He declared that Northern Nigerian Christian politicians l will not waver in their support of justice, equality, and fair play.
According to him, any country or political system founded on injustice will fall since justice and equity resolve all other conflicts.
In a statement titled “Why we are doing what we are doing”, which was released on Sunday, Lawal pleaded with Nigerians to understand the stance of the Northern Christian politicians on the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC, ahead of the 2023 General Election.
He claimed that neither the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, nor his running mate, Kashim Shettima, or the APC in general, had perceived anything wrong in their selection of a same-faith ticket for the presidency in the upcoming election.
The statement read, “We have so far not taken the road to reconciliation because, in the first instance, neither the APC as a party nor its presidential candidate has bothered to seek us out for reconciliation even though early on, our doors were left open for such.
“There are of course some ‘Christian’ turncoats and ‘Judases’ who, driven either by moral turpitude, poverty or greed, have hired themselves out as agents and spoilers of this noble Christian cause.
“To this group, I wish to recommend the study of the biographies of Judas Iscariot and Ahithophel in the Bible. Be careful to note how their lives ended.
“It seems that Tinubu/Shettima’s preferred approach is to attempt to counter our position through insults and sponsored fake Christian organisations to create the impression that there is a division within the Christendom on this matter.”
He observed that the plan had backfired, with them being the punchline of jokes at religious meetings across the nation.
“This approach has also portrayed the duo as arrogant and pitiable people whilst also exposing them to the public as people with unimaginable deficiencies of noble character,” he added.