The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has debunked former Federation Government Secretary Babachir Lawal for attacking his party, the All Progressives Congress, over the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
According to Newsmen, The group termed the former SGF’s stance on the candidature as “narrow-minded, insensitive political sentimentality and provocation”.
AYCF national chairman Yerima Shettima, in a statement in Kaduna on Friday, said there was no better choice in the party for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as vice-president than Senator Kashim Shettima.
The statement said:
“Speaking of the Muslim-Muslim ticket, are these charlatans so blinded by emotional religious attachment that they have forgotten history? In 1978, we had a Christian-Christian ticket with Awolowo of UPN and Azikiwe of UNPP when he chose Prof Ishaya Audu, another Christian, as his candidate.
“Since the birth of democracy till date, the states of South and South East have never given Muslims a shot at a presidential candidate’s seat, even at the governorship level. The instigators of the campaign against Shettima should be jailed before they create bad blood along the religious fault lines and plunge the nation into further insecurity.”