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Lalong urged to reject Tinubu’s campaign DG, Jaiz Bank MoU on Jos market

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From Gyang Bere, Jos

Concerned Christians in Plateau State, yesterday, urged Governor Simon Lalong to reject his appointment as campaign director general of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The convener, Benard Kyenson, during a press conference in Jos, said APC, as a political party was not sensitive to the multi-religious and ethnic diversity of Nigeria.

He urged Christians in the North to reject the APC for not considering a northern Christian for the vice presidential slot but prefer to fly a Muslim/Muslim ticket at the detriment of the Christian community.

“We are surprised that the party that does not value a Christian to attract votes in the position of a vice presidential candidate would suddenly turn and appoint a Christian as its campaign director general.

“The appointment of Governor Lalong portrays that the Christians are only good at wooing people to vote, but not to occupy elective positions.

“We are calling on Governor Lalong to reject the offer as we Christian will not support him in this suspicious engagement or assignment. The APC had rejected to picked him for the position of the vice presidential candidate based on competence, then now turning back to him campaign director general.”

The concerned Christians also kicked against the proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the state government and Jaiz Bank, an Islamic Bank for the reconstruction of burnt Jos Main Market.

Kyenson said if Muslim did not trust Plateau northern Christian with the vice presidential slot, why should the state trust Islamic bank with contract for the reconstruction of Jos Main market.

The group praised member representing Jos South/Jos East federal constituency, Dachung  Bagos, for instituting an injunction to stop the signing of the MoU and advised government to listen to the people.

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