APC National Chairman: Tinubu-Shettima Ticket is the Best Victory Combination
Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, has defended the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
According to Adamu, the party selected the ideal mix of candidates to lead it there in an interview with Arise TV.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, chose Senator Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim and former governor of Borno State, as his running mate two weeks prior.
The party and its candidate had received criticism from organizations like the Christian Association of Nigeria.
Adamu spoke on the subject, saying, “Normally, I accept people’s political beliefs and viewpoints on issues. For some reason, I cannot claim that I don’t give a damn about how anyone feels. For you and I, Nigeria is this. In Nigeria, where Christians and Muslims coexist, there are multiple political parties, and each of them would put the candidates on the ballot who, in their opinion, had the best chance of winning the election. That’s all there is to it.
This is political. You understand that God Himself does not act in vain, whether you are a Muslim or a Christian. It is stated in the Bible, the Quran, and our Hadith. There is no way that our stance on what you are discussing can differ. We try to work to get to the desired destination with the combination of the aspirants that we have since we are human beings and we do things to the limit of our understanding and wishes,” he remarked.
The APC chairman was then questioned on if the party’s selection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket came about as a result of its failure to find a Christian candidate qualified to run for president.
I appreciate the opinions of my Christian brothers and sisters, he retorted. Without a question. I would be incredibly rude if I didn’t make accommodations for it. But the truth is that we have a platform called the APC, and my job is to lay it along the way when the APC speaks.
When questioned if his party’s choice to run a Muslim-Muslim ticket was due to the fact that Christian votes didn’t matter, Adamu responded, “I will never argue that the Christian vote doesn’t matter.” He continued, “That will be the last thing I say in politics for the rest of my life.”
The senator responded, “The fact of the matter is, in anything you do in this world, somebody gains and somebody loses,” when asked if non-Muslims will be happy with the party’s ticket.