As the search for suitable running mate to the Presidential standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu hots up, former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu has said the only option available to Tinubu is a Muslim- Muslim ticket.
Kalu may have further stirred a major controversy when he asked Christians in Nigeria to relax and accept the prospect of a Muslim-Muslim ticket from the ruling party.
Speaking with Journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Kalu said if APC hopes to retain itself in power in 2023, the only option available to Tinubu and the party is Muslim -Muslim ticket, anything else he said could be disastrous.
The Chief Whip of the Senate said if he were Tinubu he would not hesitate to settle for a Muslim-Muslim ticket stressing that the important thing is for APC to win the election.
“Do you want me to speak the truth?.
If I were in Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s situation, already his wife is a pastor in a pentecostal church I will go for a Muslim-Muslim ticket. The most important thing is for the party to win”.
He said there was no need for citizens to keep up with the “rubbish”, that seems to give unnecessary considerations to religion of candidates for elective positions.
“Already the wife is a Pentecostal pastor and they have been living for over forty-something years. I’ve known them. So why do you want to blame- already she’s like a deputy President.”
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