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Tinubu ignores Lawal's threat, eyes Sept election campaign

Tinubu ignores Lawal's threat, eyes Sept election campaign
There are fresh indications that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may be looking beyond the recent threat of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Yakubu Dogara, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Babachir Lawal, to mobilise northern Christian electorates to vote for other candidates.

For now, we are looking forward to September when election campaign will kick off” Onanuga, however, reassured that his principal is reaching out to religious bodies and leaders to assure them that he has no ulterior motive when he settled for a Muslim running mate.And he also didn’t choose his running mate based on religion but on the basis of zone and who can best deliver the votes from the section he comes from,” he stated.It is about who can deliver the votes and it is the prerogative of the presidential candidate to choose his running mate.2nd August 2022 Bola Tinubu 2nd August 2022 Tinubu ignores Lawal’s threat, eyes Sept election campaign There are fresh indications that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may be looking beyond the recent threat of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Yakubu Dogara, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Babachir Lawal, to mobilise northern Christian electorates to vote for other candidates.

“I suspect that some people who have been positioning themselves for the vice presidential candidate ticket,  if religion was the major determinant and not satisfied with happened, are trying to sensationalise the issue.On Friday, some northern Christian leaders in the APC further called on Nigerians not to vote for any joint ticket that does not represent Christians and Muslims, saying the former Lagos State governor has made a fatal error that could end his ambition in February’s poll.

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