The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, Bola Tinubu, is referred to as an example of religious tolerance by Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo.
In accordance with PUNCH, Oshiomhole made this statement on Friday in Benin, the capital of Edo, during his remarks at the APC stakeholders’ gathering.
According to him, Tinubu has no aspirations to Islamize Nigeria because he did not impose Islam as a must on his wife and family.
In his words:
“We should explain to people about the APC ticket because there has been deliberate misinformation and an attempt to make the debate personal instead of issue-based,” he said.
“The issue is that we should vote for a person that will develop the country. Those dwelling on the Muslim-Muslim ticket are doing so to distract people from the major issues. If they ask for your vote, ask them to show you what they have done to deserve your vote.
“Tinubu did not make Islam mandatory for his wife who is a Senator and a pastor. His children are also Christians and Muslims. Is there a better example of religious tolerance?
“So, the Muslim Muslim ticket is not the problem today. You have unemployed Christian youths who are hungry and we have unemployed Muslim youths who are hungry. Does it matter who governs?
“Whoever will develop Nigeria that I think should be the issue and all these sentiments are meant to remove issues from the debate.”
He asked party members to unite under the selected party candidates to deliver 2023 votes.
“The primaries are over and the candidates have emerged. We need to put away our differences that came at the primaries and queue behind our candidates, beginning with our presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, former two-time Governor of Lagos and the party’s national leader,”.
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