A coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) national stakeholders has endorsed the emergence of a Christian from the northern region as the vice presidential candidate of the party ahead of the 2023 general election.
The coalition comprises APC Youth Vanguard, APC NACOPIM and other APC Youth Groups.
The coalition stressed that the APC vice presidential candidate should be a Christian from the North East with emphatic consideration of demographic which according to them will attract more votes for the party during the elections.
Spokesperson of the coalition Adebanji Abubakar while speaking during a press conference yesterday in Abuja called on APC to narrow its search for the vice presidential candidate to the North East.
During the briefing executives of various groups noted that it is a common and recurrent decimal that in any clime where you find people of diverse groupings living together, certain actions or inactions within the political arena might stir ethnic and religious suspicion.
He noted that an objective examination of Chief Ezekiel Afukonyo reveals that he is competent sequel to his track records as a security expert, a historian, an investment strategist, a trained diplomat, a politician par excellence, an indiscriminate leader, a lover of peace, an expert in peace and conflict resolution and an outstanding author.
He said he is vibrant and of the age bracket of the desired Vice President for Nigeria, with excellent leadership skills.
Demographically, they also advised APC on the available odds with a Christian VP like Ezekiel Afunkoyo, stressing that APC stands a better voting chance with a Christian candidate from the Northeast.
They stated that with a Muslim-Christian presidential candidate, the party stands the chance of getting more support and votes from across all regions.