The Vice-President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has reportedly expressed his displeasure about the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election.
Recall that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu announced the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate despite calls against the Muslim/Muslim tickets.
A Presidency source that spoke on the trending issue on Monday claimed that Osinbajo has expressed his objection to the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The source who spoke with Vanguard further stated that Osinbajo was also against the ticket in 2014 before he was eventually nominated as VP.
The source said, “Professor Osinbajo is opposed to this thing announced on Sunday, and his objections are well known both to the party and even the flagbearer himself.”
According to the source, Osinbajo recently advise APC chieftains and Tinubu against the Muslim/Muslim ticket.
He claimed that such an unbalanced ticket would simply be an untenable and unnecessary risk.
The source said, “The VP explained the logic, fairness and justice of a balanced ticket is unassailable. The argument that merit should be considered above a Muslim- Christian balance presents a false choice. It is not one or the other. You can get all the merit you want in a balanced ticket.
“The VP said anything short of a balanced ticket creates needless tension and further aggravates some of the country’s fault lines. But a balanced ticket certainly sends a positive signal.”
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