Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Nigeria’s challenges beyond religion – Oshiomhole

A former governor of Edo state, Adam Oshiomhole, has said that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has no business in political decisions.

He spoke as a guest on Arise TV’s Morning Show on Wednesday.

The APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket had elicited widespread criticisms across the country, with groups such as CAN frowning at its insensitivity to Nigeria’s religious realities.

Some APC chieftains also criticised the move.

Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos governor and a southern Muslim, picked Kashim Shettima, a former Borno governor and a northern Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.

“CAN in all respects is not a political party,” said Mr Oshiomhole.

“And you do not expect people who have expectations and when they suddenly find that they are dashed to celebrate in terms of personal interests.”

Mr Oshiomole said the body should be more concerned about the character of the chosen candidates and not the religion…

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