- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu winning the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress has come with a lot of political permutations
- Nigerians are eagerly waiting for the former Lagos state governor to announce who his running mate will be
- Pastor John Desmond has urged the APC national leader to settle for a northern Christian ahead of the 2023 polls
FCT, Abuja - The leader of Young Professionals of Nigeria, Pastor John Desmond has warned those peddling rumours of a Muslim-Muslim in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to quit henceforth.
He said the speculation is targeted at denting the image of APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and tagging him as a religious fanatic.
Desmond, in a statement on Sunday, June 12 said Tinubu is smart enough to make the best choice of running mate that will deliver victory when the time comes.
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“Nigerians are highly religious and political-minded people. We all respect ourselves and our religions, right from independence.
“The Muslim-Muslim ticket issue is dead on arrival and those speculate are out to cast aspersion on the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Asiwaju having been a bridge-builder knows the implication of Muslim-Muslim ticket. People blackmailing the APC are enemies of Nigeria and their political calculation wouldn’t work.”
He thanked northern governors for insisting on power shift to the south, stating the move has almost guaranteed victory for APC in next year's presidential polls.
Desmond urged Tinubu to choose a northern Christian to put his political detractors to shame.
APC presidential primary: Tinubu floors Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi, others
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tinubu on Wednesday, June 8, emerged as the winner of the APC's presidential primary held at Eagle Square, Abuja.
In a stiff contest, the former Lagos state governor floored his challengers, VP Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and others.
From the votes sorted and counted, Tinubu claimed 1, 271 votes, while his closest challenger, Rotimi Amaechi, polled 316.
APC presidential primary: Osinbajo’s campaign spokesperson hails Tinubu
Meanwhile, Richard Akinnola, the spokesman of the Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, has congratulated Tinubu on his victory at the APC presidential primary.
Akinnola in a statement shared on Facebook on Wednesday, June 8, congratulated Tinubu and described him as the presumed winner of the election.
He also stated that he has no regrets working for VP Osinbajo.