Tony Princewill, a former aspirant for the All Progressive Congress’ governorship, has left the party and cited Asiwaju Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim selection as the party’s presidential candidate for 2023 as the reason.
Tonye has become the latest member of the party to leave.
The former APC Chieftain, according to Dailypost Nigeria, cited the party’s selection of the “Muslim-Muslim” presidential ticket as the cause of his departure. He also stated that he supported the choice of a Muslim to replace another Muslim.
Mr. Princewill stated in a private conversation that he cannot defend unfairness in his nation while arguing for equity in his state.
Princewill said he “I cannot argue for equity in my state and defend inequity in my country”, saying even if the APC wins the presidential election, “it sets a very wrong precedent, totally insensitive and will prove bad for good governance”.
He further argued that President Muhammadu Buhari “resisted the same temptation and chose a little known Osinbajo and won”, stressing that the action of Bola Ahmed Tinubu means that “a Northern Christian has no electoral value”.