According to the Daily Post, on Tuesday, the Chairmen of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja reaffirmed their opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) running candidates of the same faith ticket in the 2023 elections.
They announced that they would not back down from their opposition to a Muslim running for president alongside another Muslim.
During a meeting held in Abuja, the chairmen made their position known to the attendees. The meeting was organized by Yakubu Dogara, who had previously served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Babachir Lawal, who had previously served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The previous Speaker revealed this information on his Twitter handle and provided an explanation, stating that the purpose of the meeting with the Christian leaders from the North and the FCT was to decide on 2023.
Dogara claimed that the struggle for justice is ongoing, and he added that they just conducted a consultative meeting with Christian Leaders from the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory to discuss the pan- Nigerian platform to adopt in 2023.
Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, also confirmed the meeting to DAILY POST. He stated that all of the CAN chairmen from the Northern states, except Katsina State, attended the meeting in person.