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2023 polls may be annulled, ex-presidential aspirant warns

By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
01 August 2022   |   4:02 am
Former presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdulkareem Abdul, has warned that the general elections may not hold in 2023.

Flays APC, PDP choice of running mates
Former presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdulkareem Abdul, has warned that the general elections may not hold in 2023.

According to him, following the desperation of the two main political parties in the country, crises might erupt to destabilise the country, which could lead to cancellation of the general elections.

Abdul, who took a bow from the PDP presidential primary election, told The Guardian, yesterday: “From all indications, crisis that will erupt from the two major political parties will lead to nullification of the election. We cannot continue to tolerate this kind of things in this country.”

Apart from the two major political parties having serious internal crises, he said the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was heating up the polity.

“Same faith ticket seriously undermines the sensitivity of the Christian population and Nigeria’s integrity and cannot be supported by a responsible Muslim like me,” he said.

APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, a Muslim from the South West, against protestations, chose a fellow Muslim from the North, Kashim Shettima, as running mate.

On choice of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as running mate to PDP candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, he stated: “The governor is not popular in northern Nigeria as much as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who stood for the party, took care of it and is very vocal.”