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2023: Igbos, Middle-Belt, Christian leaders unite against Muslim-Muslim ticket

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Igbo community and Middle-Belters, along with some Christian leaders, in a fall-out with the avowed “Muslim-Muslim ticket,” have taken over Labour Party, LP, in providing office structures in Kaduna and some other parts of northern Nigerian States.

Igbos, mostly the young people and their Middle-Belt counterparts as well as the Christian leaders are volunteering their money to pay for office premises for LP at ward and local government levels, free-of-charge.

“In some places, they also volunteered to support in providing offices at states and zones in the north,” a Labour Party chieftain and former Kaduna gubernatorial aspirant of the party, Dr. Shunom Adinga, has revealed.

Christian leaders, spearheaded by Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna chairman, Rev. John Hayab, has earlier said that it is an insult on Christians that it has no competent person to assume Number-2 of the ruling party.

“In Kaduna and most northern States, these guys have taken it upon themselves in securing and renting Labour Party offices in many parts of Kaduna and other parts of the northern states; they are doing it,” he said in a chat.

Findings also reveal that the Peter Obi’s LP-led supporters group formed in Kaduna have a number of Igbos and Middle-Belters, with one Barrister A. Esugwo as the legal adviser, all in voluntary services.

The story in Kafanchan is more, where it was alleged that the Igbos in the area are waiting to hear, if anyone has a problem of money to rent or pay for LP office accommodation only, and the money would be made available from nowhere.

Southern Kaduna Senatorial candidate of the LP, Michael Auta, has also teamed-up with the Igbos and Middle-Belt politicians also in providing offices for the party in Kaduna towns and communities.

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