Former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, has told Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, flag bearer, and a Southern Muslim, that majority of Nigerians will have no issue if he picks a competent Muslim as his running mate.
Following the Independent National Electoral Commission’s directive to all presidential candidates to submit names of their co-contestants in one week, some Nigerians and groups have vehemently kicked against any move by Tinubu and the APC to pick a Muslim as vice.
Reacting to this, Bashir had urged Tinubu to pick someone who can help achieve his plans as vice president.
“Dear Asiwaju, what matters the most is the competency of the person you are going to choose as your deputy, if he/she is a Nigerian with the capacity to help you achieve your great plans for this country, I am sure the majority won’t bother whether he/she is a Christian or Muslim.
“I am not blindly supporting or pushing for a Muslim/Muslim or Christian/Christian tickets, but consciously know that either of the two will definitely help us to reduce or even get rid of the politics that is solely based on religious prejudice in this country. It helped Kaduna,” he said.
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