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Politics Updated: July 11, 2022

Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Senator Abbo Blasts Tinubu

By A'isha Ahmad
July 11, 2022
Ishaku Abbo, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Senator representing Adamawa North, Ishaku Abbo, says APC Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu’s choice of picking Shettima as running mate is irresponsible.

“It is very irresponsible of Tinubu to take his political survival over the stability and peace of Nigeria,” he said.

Abbo Monday disclosed that he has since resigned his membership of a Tinubu support group over the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC.

“For Tinubu now to be given the ticket and turn around to do what he couldn’t achieve in 2015 despite opposition from Catholics and other Christian leaders is extremely irresponsible,” the federal legislator added.

He accused Tinubu of refusing to take a cue from the opposition against his vice-presidential ambition and how President Muhammadu Buhari opted for a Christian running mate in 2015.

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“Buhari fought a civil war and understands the consequences of a divided nation.

"When Tinubu wanted to be VP in 2015, Buhari said no because he understood the importance of unity,” explained Abbo.

Tinubu, on Sunday, announced Kashim Shettima, a serving senator representing Borno central and ex-Borno governor, as APC vice-presidential candidate.

Meanwhile, Bola Tinubu Campaign Headquarters spokesman Bayo Onanuga did not immediately respond to a request seeking his comments on Abbo’s statement.

 

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A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via aishaahmad798@g...

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