An All Progressive Congress (APC) Chieftain and the National President of APC Initiative for Good Governance, Ambassador Musa Mohammed, has called for the removal of Senator Adamu Abdullahi, the National Chairman of the ruling party.
Newstrend.com.ng reports that Musa Mohammed argued that the removal of the Chairman of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) would ensure fairness and inclusion of the Christian community in the party.
Amb Musa stated that the party got it wrong by sidelining the Northern Christians in choosing the vice-presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima.
He lamented that the large voting population of the ruling APC has been neglected which would be a disaster for the party ahead of the 2023 election.
Musa suggested that the National Working Committee must immediately make amend to appease the Northern Christians in APC by seceding some top positions for them in the National Working Committee including the position of the National Chairman.
In a statement on Tuesday, Musa said, “There is no gainsaying that the party has indeed found itself at a crossroads. We are all Nigerians and we all know that we need each other to make good whatever desire we seek to achieve especially in party politics. I, therefore, hope that the party should rethink and switch positions.
“I am not saying that Senator Kashim Shettima should step down, no. He has been a good party man and demonstrated unequal contribution to the growth and stability of the party. By his stance with Tinubu, the former Borno state governor has shown everyone that cares about the party that when he takes the decision to stand with Tinubu, he remains the last man standing and stands to victory.
“I am of the opinion that he should remain in this position as our vice presidential candidate.
“However, something must be done and done immediately. I think the party’s working committee should begin to think along this line of thinking by switching some positions and allow our Christian brothers to take positions in leading the party.
“What I am saying is that we want to make a difference in 2023 and we need the Christian votes in the north. We should not deceive ourselves because numbers matter in politics and they (Christians) also have the numbers. Moreover, we must show that we are our brother’s keepers in everything we do.
“In my own opinion, the party should immediately switch the APC National chairmanship position for a Christian and move the party Chairman to the position of National leader, which Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently occupying. Other positions should also be looked into and have the party in balance along religious lines, which is very important at this critical time.
“I know the vice presidential candidate has worked with Christians as governor of Borno state and most of those we have been speaking with said that he is a man of humble character as we all know him to be and is not a bigot. So, I believe that a lot of Christians will be happy with Kashim Shettima as VP.”