Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has accused some Christian chieftains of spearheading the opposition against the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Gatekeepers News reports that on Thursday told reporters that the criticisms against the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket was unfortunate, noting that the problems of Nigeria are bigger than disagreements over religion.
The Edo ex-governor described the position of critics to the emergence of Senator Kaskim Shettima as Tiubu’s running mate as blackmail.
“Those leading the campaign in the APC family – if they were such believers in Christianity – had the opportunity to canvass for votes for one of the Christian candidates
“But they were on record as having led the campaign on the side of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, knowing very well that he is a Muslim,” he claimed.
Oshiomhole stressed that “the issues we have to spend time discussing is what will any of the presidential candidates do differently, not what will a Christian or Muslim do.”
He also faulted claims that Christians were being persecuted, saying there was no evidence of such.
“I don’t think they bothered to show the evidence and yet we have not just a Christian Vice-President, we have a pastor, a senior advocate”, he stressed.