The National Coordinator, Prayer Force Network, Amb John Pofi has said that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is on a suicide mission for going with a Muslim-Muslim Ticket, stressing that the 1993 scenario and 2023 can not be compared as the circumstances are far different. He also stated that the Moshuud Abiola and Babagana Kingibe ticket were never sworn in.
Amb Pofi made this known is a statement he personally issued to this medium on Monday 11th July 2022. Ambassador Pofi made this disclosure on the hills of the recent announcement of Senator Kassim Shettima as his choice for the Presidential running mate for the 2023 Joint Presidential Ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Party’s Presidential Candidate Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Senator Tinubu made this disclosure in Daura when he visited President Buhari to celebrate him on the occasion of Eid El Kabir and also to discuss his political decision to pick Senator Kassim Shettima.
Amb Pofi noted that with this development it was clear that the Muslim North would vote massively for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, stressing that they won’t support Tinubu because they don’t believe him.
He stressed that if the decision by Tinubu was a good one, he wouldn’t go through the stress of explaining his reasons behind the choice to Nigerians. He expressed worry over what Sen Tinubu determined as Competency for choosing Sen Shettima when people like Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara and Boss Mustapha were still competently active in Politics.
He berated the decision of the APC and Senator Tinubu to go with a Muslim-Muslim Ticket despite Nigeria’s Constitution which declares Nigeria a Secular State. He questioned what would be the fate of Nigeria’s Christian if peradventure Tinubu wins! He called on Nigerians to massively dump APC and embrace candidates who mean well for all.
Ambassador Pofi concluded that in 2023, the President Nigerian need is one thinks and speaks to Nigeria’s Unity, Inclusiveness, security and attack poverty squarely; a President who will move Nigeria from a consuming Nation to a Productive Nation. He stressed that if these are not worked on, whatever infrastructure built might end in ruins, citing Abuja-Kaduna train incident as an example.