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BREAKING: Tinubu’s Muslim VP: Omo-Agege’s Associate And ex-MILAD, AVM Ajobene Dumps APC

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AVM Frank Ajobena (Rtd)





Air Vice Marshal Frank O. Ajobene (rtd), a former Military Administrator (MILAD) of Abia state and a political associate of Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state.

www.bigpenngr.com reports that Ajobene tendered his resignation from the party following the choice of former governor Borno state, Kashim Shattima, a Muslim as running mate to the party presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

Announcing his exit from the party in a terse message on Tuesday, Ajobene described Tinubu’s choice of a Muslim as “smack of arrogance and a total disrespect” for the Christian forks.

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He said that his decision to quit the party was informed by his principle and conviction that Muslim-Muslim ticket was not right for the country.

According to him the decision of the APC Presidential Candidate Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run for President on a Muslim-Muslim ticket is the highest level of insensitivity to the feelings of persons of the Christian faith in Nigeria.

“It smacks of arrogance and a total disrespect of us the Christian members of the APC”, he said.

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He said that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC only; “portrays us as a people who can easily be bought over with money”.

“In what capacity will I be serving on his campaign train? As a slave? A man must stand for something, or he will fall for anything. I quit the APC”, he added.

Confirming this in an interview with our correspondent, the National Caucus member of the APC, said that the Tinubu’s APC Muslim-Muslim ticket would further divide the country, saying that 2023 presidential election is a thing of “national interest and not personal interest.”

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He said that he cannot afford to sacrifice his values and principles for some ‘individual interest’, adding that it would not be possible for him to be on the same campaign train with Tinubu when he comes to Delta state for campaign.

 

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According to him, Tinubu being the APC presidential candidate was a miscalculation hence it has become difficult to pair him with a suitable candidate from the North.

 

He said that the best choice APC could have made was to pick a South-Easterner as its presidential candidate since the Northern governors had conceded the presidency to the South and pair him with a Northerner, saying that Tinubu (South-West) could have been the last option among those in the presidential race.

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On whether he would now pitch tent with PDP and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s vice presidential ticket if he is called upon or woo to the opposition party, Ajobene emphatically said that Atiku and Okowa are ‘ruled out and not in the cards’ in his next political step.

 

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He said that Okowa sold out when he accepted the vice presidential ticket of the PDP against the quest by the South to produce the president of the country in 2023 and can never be in the same fold with him.

 

Specifically, he said that PDP made a blunder for picking Atiku as its presidential candidate when part of the North had already conceded the presidency to the South adding that if Okowa was in the race as the party’s presidential candidate it could have been a different ball game for him whether to side with him or not.

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On whether he would be ‘Obedient’ as Peter Obi’s presidential ticket is fondly called, the former Abia state military governor, said that his Obedience is only to God but added that the man with the best agenda and manifesto for the advancement of the country would have his support and vote in the 2023 general election.

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