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2023: Next Vice President must be a Christian—Northern Group

By Saxone Akhaine and Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
26 June 2022   |   2:46 am
The Northern-based Coalition for Peace and Progress (CPP) has joined the league of Nigerians and groups canvassing for a Christian, as the country’s vice president.

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The Northern-based Coalition for Peace and Progress (CPP) has joined the league of Nigerians and groups canvassing for a Christian, as the country’s vice president.

In a press conference held in Kaduna, its National Coordinator, Dr. Muhammad Chindo, said this was necessary for a view of the diverse nature of the country and the need to ensure a sense of belonging.

He said: “It is most appropriate that the person to be picked as the presidential running mate must be someone, who has the required qualities and political experience. Above all, it is imperative that the future vice president must be a Christian, who could transcend primordial sentiments. Such a person must be a good Christian, who could promote the cause of unity and togetherness among the diverse and heterogeneous citizens of the country…”

He added: “The Coalition believes the best person suited for the position under the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Yakubu Dogara. The former Speaker, of the House of Representatives, is a bridge-builder, whose compassion for the progress of humanity is unprecedented.

As a former Speaker, he has the political experience and knowledge more than any other choice currently being proposed…”

He continued: “After a thorough, painstaking search, and in furtherance of our avowed commitment and dedication to the noble cause of ensuring a united Nigeria, we have unanimously come to the conclusion that the best person suited to hold the position of the future vice president under the APC, is Yakubu Dogara.

“The Office of the Vice President requires a cool-headed, humble, loyal and trustworthy individual, who will give the required support and encouragement to the president at all times. It is on record that Dogara has always been a reliable fellow in his dealings with others, especially on matters of state and national interests.”

“Throughout his exciting tenure at the National Assembly, it was such noble qualities he exhibited that made him to be legendary and unique for all time to come.”

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