The All Progressives Congress chapter in Delta State has endorsed the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket, claiming that a Muslim-Muslim ticket won’t prevent the state and people in the South from supporting the party.
Mr. Jones Erue, the party’s immediate past state chairman, said as much on Friday. He added that the APC in the state had given the ticket its full support in anticipation of a resounding victory in the 2023 elections.
He said, “Delta APC is working assiduously in tandem with relevant stakeholders nationwide to deliver the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket.
“The truth must be said that Delta State APC is highly committed to deliver the Tinubu/Shettima ticket in the State on the next presidential election.
“The Party is presently mobilising not just members, but Deltans, in general, to vote massively for the presidential candidate of our great Party.
“I am of the very firm view that the Tinubu/Shettima is a ticket that is highly capable of moving the country to the next level of economic growth that is desperately needed right now.
“It is urgently necessary for us to disabuse the minds of our people in the Niger Delta states that the Tinubu/Shettima ticket as a jihadist agenda against the existential survival of Christians in Nigeria, particularly in the South-South.”
Erie, who is the national coordinator of the Progressive Christians for Tinubu-Shettima and the coordinator of Niger Delta Christian Ministers, further guaranteed that the people of the State and the South-South would not be deterred from voting for Tinubu/Shettima by any amount of blackmail or innuendo being spread about the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He claimed that competence and service delivery, not religious pontifications, were what led to the rise of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket.