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General News of Tuesday, 13 September 2022


2023: Tinubu/Shettima ticket worries me as a Christian - Powerful APC governor reveals

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has finally opened up that just like every other Christian in the country, he is also worried about the same-faith presidential ticket adopted by his party, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Channels TV reports.

The outspoken governor who is also a strong ally of Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate made this known on Sunday, September 11 at the 40th Holy Ghost Convention Dinner of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Governor Akeredolu said: “I discussed with Bishop Francis Wale Oke that presidency must come to the South. Take it or leave it, it is the minimum we can get. It must come to the South. The North cannot produce President for eight years and still want to retain it for another eight years. It is not going to work.

“That is why under the Southern Governors’ Forum, where, luckily, God made me the chairman, kept hammering on that. It must come to the South. And when it also got to our party in APC, we fought that it must come to the South.

“I understand our feelings because I’m one of you. I am a Christian. All of us here are worried. What will be our gain, and that, why is my party, the APC throwing up a Muslim/Muslim ticket?”

Tinubu who is a Muslim by religion also fielded, Senator Kashim Shettima, another Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.

The decision of the APC stalwart has sparked a lot of outrage from the Christian communities who have strongly condemned the APC for religious bigotry and sentiments.

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