The preacher and others of his kind have promised to rally Muslim to vote against Tinubu and the APC in the upcoming presidential election if he picks a Christian as running mate.
In a video that went viral, Sheikh Ibrahim Aliyu Kaduna accused northern governors of sacrificing the fate of northern Muslim for the money of a sick candidate.
He continued, “Northern governors, particularly the Muslims among you, are deceitful because you’ve sold our fate, and God will punish you for it.”
“You disregarded a crucial Islamic requirement, as the first condition for selecting an Islamic leader is that he or she be well and physically strong.”
“Your second mistake will be pairing him (Tinubu) with a Christian from our region.” “This would be devastating, as we would mobilize the electorate to reject the candidate at the polls,” he added.
Similarly, a radical Muslim who identified himself as Aminu Jetaun warned Tinubu against selecting a northern Christian as his running mate after congratulating him on being the APC presidential candidate.
He stated, “Tinubu, do not choose a Christian as your running mate, as we have yet to fully believe your version of Islam.”
Since Tinubu’s election as the APC’s presidential candidate, this matter has been a prominent topic of discussion. It has dominated lectures at numerous mosques in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa.
It was reported that certain clerics have been encouraging their congregations and other Muslim believers to reject the APC if Tinubu is paired with a Christian from the region.
This occurs as Christian leaders in the region mobilize against a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the presidency.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was claimed that the ruling APC may force a Muslim-Muslim ticket on Nigerians, as Tinubu’s team narrows in on Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno, to be his running mate.