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The SDP And APC Were One And The Same Party In Nasarawa State, But We Had To Split – Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State spoke of how religion almost cut short his second bid.

He told the media in Abuja yesterday that the Muslim-Muslim ticket was a huge challenge to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa because of the large Christian community in the state.

He said, "I understand that I pray that we do not derail into the politics of religion. This is my plea because this last election for us, especially in our state, is pure politics of religion. Only a few people came who did not care a lot about the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and said they would vote for me. and they did. It's not just the other party's fault; it's our own. It is our prayer that this will not happen again, because if it continues like this, no nation will survive a religious crisis. Azerbaijan didn't make it in the religious crisis, Bosnia didn't make it, and I pray Nigeria doesn't run into it. We have a lot of work to do.”

Apart from religion, the governor also said that infighting in the state had almost destroyed his chances of winning the polls.

“If you do not understand the history of what happened in Nasarawa during the election, you will not understand what happened in our case. Our story started with an internal dispute at APC. First, the Muslim-Muslim ticket was a huge challenge for us in Nasarawa because of the large number of Christians in the society. That's number one. Number two is that we had an internal battle. As a party, once a decision is made, you have to stand up and work hard for it. That's the problem with it; therefore, you cannot be it. Some of them wanted to keep them close, but they are for sale; people who are acceptable to the people are people who can win elections. So when the big man says they can't be nominated, that's really a problem. So those were the problems we had, and that's how I summed it up.

"The SDP and APC were one and the same party in Nasarawa State, but we had to split because of that. Fortunately, most of those expelled did not hold me responsible for their expulsion. I knew they were working for their election and victory, but I also knew they were forever working for me. So I didn't panic," the governor said.

Source; The Sunnews Online

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