Daniel Bwala, special adviser to the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege on legal matters, on Sunday announced he was quitting the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bwala said in a tweet that his decision is based on “principles and conviction”, hours after the party’s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu picked a Muslim like himself Kashim Shettima as running mate.
He wrote: “Tonight I officially resigned my membership of @OfficialAPCNg on principles and conviction that I hold so dear. At this time of our national existence, our efforts and energy should gravitate towards uniting our people.”
Many Christians have expressed disapproval of Tinubu’s decision.
Since Bwala announced his resignation, there have been reports and claims on social media that he is the party’s national legal adviser.
Refuting the reports, APC spokesman Felix Morka said Ahmad El-Marzuq remains its national legal adviser.
“Barr. Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq is, and remains the National Legal Adviser of APC. Barr. Daniel Bwala was not the National Legal Adviser of the party as erroneously reported,” he said.
Mr Morka added that the report was either borne out of mischief or extreme negligence and should therefore be disregarded by the general public.