ALL Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu’s choice of former Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima on a Muslim-Muslim ticket has set him on collision course with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Vanguard reported.
Osinbanjo who voiced his opposition to such ticket in 2014 before emerging VP, warned that such an adoption would not augur well both for the party and the country according to the report.
The Vice President seriously opposes the adoption of a Muslim-Muslim ticket Vanguard reported quoting a Presidency source.
“The VP said anything short of a balanced ticket creates a needless tension and further aggravates some of the country’s fault-lines. But a balanced ticket certainly sends a positive signal.”
APC chieftains and Tinubu were counseled by Osinbajo to avoid an unbalanced ticket. He argued that such would simply be untenable and an unnecessary risk.
“The VP explained the logic, fairness and justice of a balanced ticket is unassailable. The argument that merit should be considered above a Muslim- Christian balance presents a false choice. It is not one or the other. You can get all the merit you want in a balanced ticket,” Vanguard reported.
“APC may have shot itself on the foot with this kind of ticket, and the tensions going on in the party and the country since the announcement was made is a bad thing.”
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