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2023: Why Muslim-Muslim Ticket Can’t Fly Now – SAN

 

The All Progressives Congress has been warned that plans to fly a Muslim-Muslim ticket cannot work in Nigeria.

 

A Lagos-based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) gave the warning.

 

According to him, unlike in 1993 when the Social Democratic Party (SDP) fielded MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe ticket, there was no insurgency challenge.

 

Recall that it was reported that the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is planning to announce a Muslim as his running mate after picking Ibrahim Masari as a placeholder ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.

  

Reacting, Adegboruwa warned that the APC would be creating a crisis.

 

“If we move from the Muslim who ruled for eight years to another Muslim’s eight years and then you take another Muslim vice president, you are provoking a religious war. And I don’t think that is proper in this country.

 

“It would not have mattered just like in 1993 when Nigerians gave their mandate to MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe. But there was no Boko Haram then, no ISWAP. It is totally different now,” Adegboruwa told Punch in a recent interview.

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