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Nothing Wrong with Muslim-Muslim Presidential Ticket –Orji Kalu

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The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu says there is nothing wrong if the All Progressives Congress (APC) fields a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

He told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday that the main goal was for the party to win the election.

He argued that it was impossible for a Southern minority Muslim and a Northern minority Christian to win a presidential election in Nigeria.

“Do you want me to speak the truth? If I am Bola Ahmed Tinubu whose wife is a senior pastor at a pentecostal church, I will go for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“The most important thing is for the party to win. We should stop the issue of whether you put a Christian there or not.

“After all if we win, the wife is already a pastor. This is my own opinion, and you cannot deny me my opinion.

Kalu also said a party could also field a Christian-Christian ticket.

“I know the Church I go to. There is nothing wrong with a Muslim-Muslim ticket, just as there is nothing wrong with a Christian-Christian ticket.

“Tinubu is a minority Muslim from the South, and if you pick a Christian from the North, it will be a minority Christian, and you cannot play two minorities; it is difficult.

The Senator however maintained that his position was not necessarily that of the APC.

He also said Tinubu was not religiously bigoted.

“Tinubu is not a man who preaches Islam or Christianity. He is a man who goes with everybody and can do the work.

I know that most Christians will be hurt by what I am saying, but picking a Muslim or a Christian will not make him the best president.


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