According to the report published by Bellnews Online; The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has given reasons for picking former Governor of Borno State, Kasim Shettima, as his running mate despite agitations against Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Bellnews Online reports that there had been agitations against Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket the Christian Association of Nigeria and some prominent Nigerians.
According to Tinubu, he prioritised national growth and development above “religious sentiments” in picking Shettima.
Many Nigerians who saw the headline on social media storm the comments section to share their opinions.
Out of people’s comments on Facebook, Read three comments from different three different people.
1. We are with you sir, on your mandate we stand. A new Nigeria is possible with you and shettima.
2. But religion, ethnicity and region cannot always and fully determine our path.
To forge ahead as a nation toward development and prosperity, we must break free of old binds.”
You don’t believe in ethnicity as a determinant in the choice of a candidate but when you were campaigning for APC presidential ticket in Abeokuta, Ogun State, you stated that “it’s the turn of the Yorubas.” That’s ethnic consideration.
3. Anyone comparing the Nigeria of today to 1993 is making a terrible mistake. Nigeria was not as divided as it is today in 1993 not even in 1967 when the civil war broke out. No political aspirant who takes the unity of Nigeria seriously will show such insensitivity. It clearly shows that winning election at all cost is more important to you than the unity of Nigeria.