A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) In Adamawa State, Vrati Nzonzo, has added his voice in rejecting the celebration’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
Nzonzo lambasted the celebration’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, for undermining the curiosity of Christians in northern Nigeria.
He mentioned the choice to undertake a fellow Muslim as a operating mate by the presidential candidate of the APC, Tinubu might have grave penalties for the celebration, amongst northern Christians.
In an interview with journalists, Nzonzo, who can be vying for a seat within the Nationwide Meeting, vehemently condemned Shettima’s choice as a fellow Muslim, because it amounted to insulting the sensibilities of Christians in Nigeria.
He mentioned, “Let me be as blunt as I might be; I’ll not hesitate to indicate my displeasure over the choice of my celebration, the APC, to make our presidential ticket a non secular affair.
“Making it a Muslim-Muslim affair has delivered to the fore the problem of faith in our politics in Nigeria. Tinubu has via his scheming for the ticket promised to choose a northern Muslim as operating mate. He overtly mentioned he must convey a Muslim VP from the North to win.
“So, ‘ab initio’, he didn’t paint the image of competence as he would later need us to imagine; he painted the image of faith. The governor of Kano (Abdullahi Ganduje) was heard saying earlier than it occurred that Tinubu has promised to present them a Muslim VP from the North. A number of different notable names have been corroborated.”
“Does it imply Tinubu isn’t Muslim sufficient; are we having two forms of Muslims or what’s the subject?” Nzonzo probed.
He maintained that the controversial ticket was able to truncating the celebration’s possibilities within the North.
“Why this subject has induced extra harm than good is as a result of for Tinubu is all about profitable election, with out recourse as to whether it’s proper or not. Now what turns into of individuals like me who’re Christians and candidates on the APC platform? Are we now saying Christian votes don’t matter, in the event that they don’t, are you not telling them to not vote for me?
“As a result of I’m in APC and my celebration has refused to recognise or to be honest to my religion and it’s folks in Northern Nigeria. And it’s not solely me, a variety of different contesting Christian candidates of the Christian inventory will even be victims”, he lamented.
Nzonzo, nevertheless, pleaded with the electorates throughout the nation who might have been irked by the selection to not reject different APC candidates, “as a result of it received’t be honest to punish us for Tinubu’s sins,” he mentioned.
Supply: Sahara Reporters.