group warns presidential candidates against slander campaign | The Guardian Nigeria News

One group, the National Movement for the Presidency of Asiwaju (NMAP), has urged Nigerians not to succumb to negative propaganda by opponents against the aspiration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the general elections of 2023. .

The group’s national coordinator, Tunde Tumionu, who spoke to The Guardian, said that instead of trying to downgrade the character of any particular candidate, politicians should face issues and also look at critically track the backgrounds of all presidential candidates to form their arguments.

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He said that religion has nothing to do with politics, adding that if religious people decide to make politics their concern, that’s a shame.

The Ekerin Olubadan of Ibadanland, Amidu Ajibade, while receiving the group on a courtesy visit to his residence for their support and blessings, said the situation in the country called for a leader who would further strengthen the unity of the Nigeria.

MEANWHILE, a socio-political group in the South West, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, said yesterday that either the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, or the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, are the ones who should have stood withdraw if they are really sincere about the unity of the country and not the chairman of the board of directors (BoT) of the party, Alhaji Walid Jibrin.

The group, in a statement by its chairman, Akin Malaolu, said: “The genesis of the PDP crisis was the political trickery perpetrated by most of the northern leaders to regain power after eight years in office of President Muhammadu Buhari. . This was the crux of the disputes. The little tinkering that took place at the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), which was to deal with all the issues in dispute, can only lead the party further into the bush. We are worried about the consequences of a return of power to the North because it will be to the detriment of peace and harmonious relations within our diversity.

Also reacting to Governor Seyi Makinde’s rejection of the post of Chairman of the DPP Governors Forum offered to him, the forum hailed his position, saying that he (Makinde) had acted faithfully on behalf of his father and the principles of the Yoruba man.

According to the forum, what the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) did was an insult to the South for Northern stakeholders to think that whatever they offered to the people of the South is what they would take.

Jennifer C. Burleigh