Tinubu meets northern Pentecostal bishops as opposition against Muslim-Muslim ticket mounts
All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Ahmed said he met with the Forum of Pentecostal Bishops of Northern Nigeria on Thursday to discuss important national issues.
It comes as opposition to the ruling party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket continues to spark reservations among Nigerian Christians, particularly in the north.
“Earlier today, in a lively, productive and friendly meeting with a delegation representing the Forum of Pentecostal Bishops of Northern Nigeria, we discussed important issues of national importance as well as my determination to bring the unity, harmony and lasting peace in Nigeria,” Mr. Tinubu said. said in a Facebook post Thursday.
The Northern States Bishops Forum (PBFNS) in Nigeria is led by Archbishop John Praise of Dominion Chapel International Church, Abuja.
APC Christian leaders in the North, led by former Federation government secretary Babachir Lawal, have continued to publicly express their disapproval of Mr Tinubu’s decision to choose a Muslim running mate from the North. Mr Lawal described the decision as an “evil plot” to remove northern Christians from positions of power.
Mr Lawal and his group have since vowed to work against Mr Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.