A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Babachir Lawal has explained the decision of Northern Christians not to kowtow to propaganda sponsored by his party and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in order to downplay the controversies generated by its Muslim-Muslim ticket.
In a statement issued Sunday in Yola, Adamawa state, Lawal noted that quite a number of Nigerians have reached out to former House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and himself and to some Northern Christian politicians to sheath their swords and instead go for negotiations with the APC.
He said his team has 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 it out for reconciliation even though early on, the team had left its doors open for such.
“We only get to learn of their views through vile propaganda in the media courtesy of their rabid attack hogs whom they have procured in abundance. 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 course. 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”, he said.
The ex-SGF said it seems Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima’s preferred approach is to attempt to counter it’s position through insults and sponsored fake Christian organizations in order to create the impression that there is a division within the Christendom on this matter.