The presidential bid of the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, hit a snag on Thursday night after opposition from some prominent members of the aggrieved Northern All Progressives Congress (APC) Christians.
According to the report, the Northern APC Christians endorsed Obi for President in a statement issued on Thursday and signed by the group’s leader, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
Lawal said the group decided to support Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, after a painstaking review and analysis of the alternative tickets.
The group has charged its members and supporters to support Obi/Datti presidential ticket for the 2023 election and described the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket as satanic.
In another statement on Thursday night, eight members of the group distanced themselves and the group from the endorsement of the LP Presidential candidate.
In the statement titled, ‘RE: Dogara, Babachir Lawal-led Northern APC Members Dump Tinubu, Declare Support For Peter Obi’, the eight members said the earlier statement was Babachir’s personal opinion and does not represent the stance of the group.
According to the eight members, the group had taken a position already after all due diligence and had agreed at a particular time and occasion to reveal the position.
Below is the list of the eight members opposed to Peter Obi’s candidacy.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara
Former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Acbuba
Hon. Albert Atiwurcha
Prof Doknan Sheni
Mela A. Nunge (SAN)
Gen Ishaya Bauka (rtd)
Prof Ibrahim Haruna
Mrs. Leah Olusiyi.