Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said Nigerians have not reason to complain over the Muslim-Muslim fielded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election.
Naija News reports that the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, a southern Muslim, on Wednesday unveiled Kashim Shettima, a northern Muslim, as his running mate.
Speaking during an appearance on Channels Television, Governor Sule said Nigeria have had a successful Muslim-Muslim ticket in the past.
According to the Nasarawa State Governor, over 60% of Nigerian Governors and their deputies are Christians.
He said, “This is not the first time that we have had a president and his number two of the same faith. All people need to do is to go back and look at history of Nigeria. This also is not the first time that we have had elections where somebody from the south west will pick somebody from the north east both of the same faith. As a matter of fact, they won their elections.
“If you look at the number of governors that we have and the number of deputy governors we have, we have almost 64% who are Christians and the remaining are Muslims. Over 60 percent of governors and their deputies are actually Christians.
“The whole southern part of the country you have 17 governors; only one of them is Muslim. Nobody is complaining about that. Look at all the southern governors of PDP; none of them is Muslim.”