What Tinubu said about his contenders

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In what will annoy some political leaders, Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has narrowed the 2023 Presidency to a race of three. Recall that a total of 18 parties fielded candidates for the number one position in the land.

However according to Tinubu, he has just two persons – Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi – to contend with in February, Daily Trust reports.

Although he did not mention the names of the duo, it was very clear he was referring to them as APC vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, gave context to Tinubu’s comment at an interactive session with leaders of the Tijanniya Sect in Kano on Sunsday, October 23.

Shettima said: “Peter Obi calls Lagos home not Ekwulobia or Awka, because Asiwaju has provided the template that made Lagos the most peaceful … Lagos state now has the 5th largest economy in Africa,” Shettima said on the Labour Party candidate. On Atiku, he said, “he (Tinubu will not divide 50% of his time in Dubai and 50% in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that with the recent inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, some Christians within the party have called for a total boycott of the ruling party at the 2023 presidential election. The Christians during a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, October 23, reiterated their rejection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the APC. Led by their general secretary, Lukas Bako, the Christians under the aegis of the Concerned Northern APC Christians Forum insisted that the ruling party must jettison its current combination of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima to get the support of Christians.

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Bako described the party’s recent inauguration of its 2023 presidential campaign council as a mere charade while stating that the APC’s chances at the presidency are a failed mission.

PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar had advised Nigerians to reject the APC, describing the ruling party as destroyers. The former vice president urged Nigerians to be loyal to the PDP, adding that the party will also be loyal to them.

Atiku made the comments in Benin, the Edo state capital at a rally attended by thousands of PDP supporters

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