A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has described those against the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket as detractors.
Recall that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, had kicked against the decision of the ruling party to field the same faith ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
They also vowed to mobilise northern Christian electorates to vote against the candidate of the ruling party in the 2023 election, Bola Tinubu, over his decision to choose the former governor of Borno, Kashim Shettima, who is also a Muslim, as his running mate.
Speaking during an appearance on Arise TV on Wednesday, Oshiomhole accused those against the APC Muslim-Muslim ticket of attempting to incite religious violence.
The former Edo governor advised Nigerians to be wary of the politicians who have rejected the decision of the ruling party to field the same faith presidential ticket.
Oshiomhole described them as “Christians by mouth and devils by heart” who want to see Nigeria engulfed in a war that nobody can win.
According to the former Edo governor, Tinubu has shown religious tolerance by being married to a “Christian wife for about 40 years”.
He said: “This country has survived religious wars. Even people who are on record of being prosecuted for misappropriating money that a Muslim governor appropriated in favour of Christian children who were displaced. They are now the new voice of Christianity.
“So we must distinguish between Christian by mouth and devil by heart who wants to see Nigeria engulfed in a war that nobody can win. Asiwaju [Tinubu] has a Christian wife of about 40 years and is happily married. Is that not an example of what the nation should be?”
This article was originally published on Naija News