Ahead of the 2023 elections, a former Governor of Kogi State, Clarence Olafemi has faulted the Muslim-Muslim ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
In an interview with PUNCH, the APC chieftain described the Muslim-Muslim ticket as an insult to the sensibilities of the Christain community.
While questioning if there was no Christain in the North capable of occupying the position of the vice president, Olafemi said he was not part of the decision that brought about the ticket.
The APC chieftain said even though the Muslim-Muslim ticket worked in 1993, the scenario then was quite different from what is at play today.
According to Olafemi, irrespective of the backlash trailing the decision, he would still work for the success of APC at the 2023 general election.
He said: “Are you saying there is no Christian in the North capable of occupying the position of Vice president? I view it as an insult to the sensibilities of the Christian community. As I was not part of the decision that brought about the tickets, I have tried to see if anyone can convince me but no one has been able to do so.
“Even though it worked before in 1993, the scenario then was quite different from what is at play today. Nigeria has been so much polarised that she needs a lot of reconciliation and unity which same religious tickets cannot provide in a country with two major religions, Christianity and Islam.
“I believe that if we truly want peaceful coexistence in the country, we must be seen to be doing everything possible to pacify all religions to bring about peace and not otherwise.
“However, as a party man, I will have no choice but still work for the success of my party at the polls.”