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South-West Has 65% Muslims – Says Shittu, Tinubu Campaign DG

Adebayo Shittu

Adebayo Shittu, the Director General of Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, has claimed that Muslims make up to 65% of the southwestern part of the country.

Mr Shittu asserted on Tuesday, in an interview on AIT, during the Focus Nigeria show, monitored by Loconaija.

Justifying the decision of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to pick a fellow Muslim, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate, Shittu maintained that southwestern Nigerians were predominantly Muslims.

“In the South-West of Nigeria, the Muslims constitute an average of 65%,” of the population,” he asserted.

On whether his claim was based on fact or projection, he said, “I don’t tell lies. You can investigate. Do your research.”

He added, “It is on the basis of religion that people are making noise about the so-called Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“In Ekiti, it is a Christian-Christian ticket. In Ondo, it is a Christian-Christian ticket. In Edo, where the Northern part of the state is largely Muslim, it is a Christian-Christian ticket. Nobody is making noise about this.”

Also speaking on the APC’s loss in the Osun State governorship poll, Shittu noted that the defeat of the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola, was a very big disappointment.

The former Minister of Communications said, “The Osun incident was a very big disappointment. But for some of us, it was not too surprising and I regret to say this.

“A lot of factors must have contributed to what happened,” he concluded.

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