Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Tinubu Ignores Christians, Submits INEC Form –

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has ignored christians and his critics on Muslim-Muslim ticket as he submitted the name of the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Bola Tinubu neglected the reactions of Christians and other party faithful to reconsider replacing Shettima to give Christians senses of belonging.

The move against the speculations of the porpurted Islamisation of Nigeria fuelled the belief that Tinubu and the leadership of the APC would pick a northern Christian as replacement before INEC deadline.

The Christians gave up hopes on July 15, 2022, on the possible replacement as Bola Ahmed Tinubu went on to submit form to INEC.

The spokesman for Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga, revealed that it is not proper for his boss to drop Shettima because some people were uncomfortable with the choice.

Onanuga said described it as a calculated attempt to pitch Nigerians against one another saying that it also happened in 1993 during the time of Abiola and Babagana.

“That is not possible. We have seen this move before; all these campaigns to pit us against fellow Nigerians. It happened in 1993 and the result was clear. There was pressure from several quarters for (MKO) Abiola to drop (Babagana) Kingibe because of his Muslim background.

“What we should be looking at is not a religion but competence of the candidate to deliver and take the country to a greater height. They will soon realize that.

“As I said earlier, there is no likelihood of our presidential candidate dropping Shettima. He has selected him and Shettima will remain. He is a cool candidate. Either of them can be a President,” he said.

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