A Fulani socio-cultural Group, Fulbe Paddabe Concerned Group has warned the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu against picking a Northern Christian as his running in the 2023 general elections.
The group in a statement sent to WikkiTimes says Tinunbu would lose the support of all Muslim Northerners if he picked a northern Christian as his running mate.
The acting spokesman of the group Usman Usman in a statement says “No sane presidential candidate from the south will pick a northern Christian to represent a population that is 90% Muslims in the presidency.
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“It’s within Mr Tinubu’s rights to pick whoever he wants as Vice President, let him try that risk; he shall surely reap the consequences of his action”, Usman Usman said in a statement.
“Politics and election is a game of numbers; our people across nook and crannies of Nigeria particularly in the north will never listen to any purported justification the Tinubu campaign team will churn in as reasons for picking a northern Christian.
“That dangerous decision will amount to insulting our numbers and sensibilities as northern Muslims. “But again, it’s your right to take any decision you feel is right for you; just as it’s our right to decide who to vote for during the elections”, the statement added in part.
The statement is coming a few days after a northern Islamic preacher in a viral video was quoted urging Muslims to jettison voting for Mr Tinubu if he picks a Christian from northern Nigeria as running mate.