The leadership of the Northern Christian Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal and former Speaker Yakubu Dogara is yet to endorse any Presidential candidate in the forthcoming general election.

In a statement signed by Dogara and seven others, the group denied reports in the media that it Chairman Babachir Lawal had on behalf of the group endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi.

“We want to draw the attention of the general public to the recent position canvassed by our Chairman, Engr B D Lawal as the position of our Group” the statement read in part.

“We wish to state that necessary consultations have been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group is poised to adopt a position which will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon. Suffices to say that no one in the group including the Chairman has been mandated to speak to the public about our position at this material time. Based on our modus Operandi, our position was meant to be presented to the general public at the event above referred to. That has not changed.

“Consequently, the decision to endorse a particular candidate and the statement credited to the chairman are soley the decision and views of the Chairman which he is absolutely entitled to but not that of the group. We hope this statement clears all the querries most of us have been inundated with on this all important subject matter”.

The statement was signed by Dogara, His Excellency Simon Achuba, Honourable Albert Atiwurcha and Professor Doknan Sheni.Others are Mela A. Nunge, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gen Ishaya Bauka (Rtd), Professor Ibrahim Haruna and Mrs Leah Olusiyi.

The group had vehemently opposed the Presidential same faith ticket of the party and vowed not to support the Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Shettima for President and Vice President in the 2023 general election respectively.


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