The Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has warned the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria to stop interfering in the affairs of the ruling party, IgbereTV reports
Keyamo also said that the two focal Christian groups are not members of the APC and therefore can’t decide the running mate of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
“Is PFN members of APC? Or CAN, are they members of APC? Picking a vice-presidential candidate of our party is an internal party decision. So, these external bodies are part of our party. If they wanted to take part in the decision process, they can as well come and join the political party but they cannot stay outside and dictate to us,” he said last night
CAN and PFN had fiercely criticised the APC over the choice of a former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as Tinubu’s running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
The religious bodies had demanded that the ruling party jettisoned the idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket and select a Christian running mate alongside Tinubu, who identifies as a Muslim.
Some members of the Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria on Friday met with Tinubu in what appeared to be a tacit support for the APC presidential candidate amid the same faith controversy but the PFN disowned the Forum.
Speaking on Sunday Politics last night, Keyamo said the PFN AND CAN have options and should not be fixated with the APC