A former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshionhole, has refuted allegations that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is planning to turn Nigeria into an Islamic country.
Oshiomhole stated that the APC presidential candidate has no ambition of Islamising Nigeria, describing Tinubu as a religious tolerant politician.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on Friday in Benin, the Edo State capital, Oshiomhole urged Nigerians not to be deceived by what other presidential candidates from other parties are saying.
Oshiomhole said Nigerians and politicians dwelling on the Muslim-Muslim ticket are doing so to distract people from the major issues.
He said, “We should explain to people about the APC ticket because there has been deliberate misinformation and an attempt to make the debate personal instead of issue-based.
“The issue is that we should vote for a person that will develop the country. Those dwelling on the Muslim-Muslim ticket are doing so to distract people from the major issues. If they ask for your vote ask them to show you what they have done to deserve your vote.
“Tinubu did not make Islam mandatory for his wife who is a Senator and a pastor. His children are also Christians and Muslims. Is there a better example of religion tolerance?
“So, the Muslim Muslim ticket is not the problem today. You have unemployed christians youths who are hungry and we have unemployed Muslim youths who are hungry. Does it matter who governs?
Whoever will develop Nigeria that I think should be the issues and all these sentiments are meant to remove issues from the debate.”
This article was originally published on Naija News