|Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah|
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, should not be surprised if he is rejected in next year’s presidential election over his choice of another Muslim as running mate.
Kukah who condemned the choice by Tinubu, described the same faith ticket as reprehensible and unacceptable.
Speaking with Channels Television on Thursday, the Catholic Bishop insisted that the ticket was a setback to the country’s national integration.
He said Tinubu should have known that if Muslims would not accept an all Christian ticket, Christians would similarly not accept an all Muslim arrangement.
Kukah however, noted that Tinubu has the right to go with his choice, while Nigerians also have the right to decide who deserves their vote in the next election.
He said: “But moving forward, the question I have asked my friends who are Muslims, especially those who are from northern Nigeria, is a simple question: ‘Would Muslims in Nigeria or northern Nigeria be ready to make the same concession that Christians made in 1984 and 1993?
“I think that as a Christian, this is totally reprehensible. It is not acceptable to me, but that is the decision of the APC as a party. Perhaps, when the campaign starts, we will hear what people have to say.”
Source: National Pivot