Presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has told leaders of thought in the northern part of the country that his South West people would not mind a Muslim – Muslim ticket.
Addressing some elders of the North during a meeting in Abuja, arranged by his longtime friend, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Tinubu said they should leave the task of convincing the Yoruba to him if selected by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to carry the banner of the party in the 2023 presidential election.
However, the issue of who will be his running mate became a contention as the elders told him flatly they would not accept a Christian northerner to be his running mate.
Tinubu promised to pick a Northwest politician, who will be a Muslim, while a prominent politician and former governor asked him how that will be taken in the South.
Tinubu told his guests that the South East and South South, who are largely Christians, will not matter, saying that it is the South West that could raise issues, but he will manage that.
Tinubu argued that the vote of the North West, North East, some largely Muslim states in the North Central as well as South West, were enough to make him president.
“All I need is your support. Leave the rest to me, I will handle it,” he said.
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