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    Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Why Tinubu Will Not Drop Shettima – Adeyeye

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    Jul 14, 2022

    Former Ekiti Senator, Dayo Adeyeye has said the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, would not drop Kashim Shettima as his running mate despite the reactions that have trialled his selection.

    Naija News reports that Tinubu’s decision to pick the former Governor of Borno State as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election has drawn widespread criticism from some APC members and concerned Nigerians.

    Speaking with The Punch on Wednesday, Senator Adeyeye said Tinubu will not drop Shettima as his running mate because he is competent and a tolerant person.

    The National Chairman of the Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 added that the presidential candidate would not be pressured to drop Shettima to pacify those opposed to it.

    Adeyeye advised Nigerians to place competence over religious sentiments and other issues of bigotry, adding that Tinubu has no such intention to Islamise Nigeria.

    He said, “I believe that people will soon realise that this is a good ticket for Nigeria and that we should place competence over religious sentiments and other issues of bigotry. People will soon realise that Shettima is a tolerant person; he accommodated both Christians and Muslims when he was governor of Borno State.

    “Now, if Tinubu could not Islamise his wife, how will he Islamise Nigeria? He has no such intention and that would never happen under his watch. He was a tolerant man while he was a governor of Lagos State and there was no discrimination in his treatment of his cabinet members. All his policies favoured the two religions.

    “The same could be said about Shettima who went to the extent of rebuilding Churches destroyed by Boko Haram. Tinubu is not going to review or change this ticket because we believe it is a winning ticket and those who are against it are merely afraid we will win.”

    This article was originally published on Naija News

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