- After several days of speculations and rumours about APC adopting a Muslim running mate for its flag bearer, Bola Tinubu has broken his silence
- Reacting to the rumours, Tinubu said people flying such rumours are only insecure and paranoid of his imminent victory at the 2023 polls
- He described it as undemocratic as he revealed that his running mate will emerge from the northeastern region of the country
Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti - The presidential flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally reacted to the rumours about him selecting a Muslim running mate, Vanguard newspaper reported.
As gathered by Legit.ng, the APC stalwart has played down such conversation stating that he condemns such rumours while speaking to newsmen in Ekiti, during the governorship rally of the APC in the state.
Tinubu denies muslim-muslim ticket agenda
Tinubu described people spreading such speculations as undemocratic who are insecure and paranoid of his imminent victory at the forthcoming presidential polls in 2023.
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He, however, noted that the running mate slot will be selected from the northeastern region of the country and such candidate will also be a Christian from the region.
“The VP slot belongs to the northeastern region and particularly the Christians, but consultations are yet ongoing as to who will be decided."
Nobody will impose my running mate, says Tinubu
He said while the consultation is still ongoing, he is still at liberty to choose whoever he wants as his running mate and no individual or group will impose or influence his choice of running mate.
Prior to his emergence as the bannerman of the APC, Tinubu had reiterated that he is not in support of a muslim-muslim ticket.
Also confirming Tinubu's reaction, a member of the Tinubu Campaign organization, Comrade Bolaji Tosin said the party will not tolerate any form of marginalization.
He said the unity, peace and objectivity is the major priority of Tinubu’s administration as he described Tinubu as the destined leader of the federal republic of Nigeria.
How Christians would be protected should Tinubu secure Muslim-Muslim ticket
Meanwhile, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has said that Christians in Nigeria need not worry over perceived All Progressives Congress' Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Kalu assured the Christians that Remi, the wife of the flagbearer of the party, Bola Tinubu would protect their interest.
According to Kalu, women are usually in charge of most of the decisions taken by their husbands in the homes.
2023: APC national stakeholders reject Muslim-Muslim ticket
Contrastingly, Some APC stakeholders have warned that the party must not consider a Muslim-Muslim joint ticket.
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.