Tinubu vs Atiku: Jonathan blasts El-Rufai for supporting Muslim-Muslim ticket
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has come under attack for advocating for a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for the ruling party.
El-Rufai has said a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket will not be a problem in the forthcoming general elections in the country for the ruling party.
Resting, a former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa lambasted the Kaduna governor, saying such arrangement will not only spell doom for the party but amounts to “playing with fire”.
Vasta in a statement on Saturday, advised APC presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu to disregard the comment by El-Rufai, stating that no Christian in Nigeria can vote for Tinubu if he goes ahead with a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
According to him, “those scheming for Vice President position like El-Rufai are the ones advocating for a Muslim-Muslim ticket because of their unrealizable ambition even when they know fully that it is not absolutely possible. This country called Nigeria has grown pass what people like El-Rufai think.
“Our National Leader and Presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu is more intelligent than him, he is politically wiser than El-Rufai, he knows everybody’s antecedent so he can not be deceived. Tinubu knows that a Muslim-Muslim ticket will spell doom for him and APC in 2023.
“Kaduna State is smaller than Nigeria, if El-Rufai succeeded in Kaduna with a Muslim-Muslim ticket because he made sure the Christian communities in southern Kaduna did not come out to vote in the 2019 general elections to show their anger, such an experiment cannot work in the presidential election in 2023.”
“Now that El-Rufai is looking for Vice President, he wants Nigerians to put religious consideration in our dealings behind, when every form you fill in Nigeria today, they will ask you of your religion. I wonder why such a person should tell Nigerians not to lay emphasis on religion,” Vatsa insisted.