The All Progressive CongressAPC) Bola Tinubu's Muslim-Muslim ticket has been criticized by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma as being less essential than the country's security and oil theft.
This was said on Friday by Mr. Uzodinma immediately after he met with President Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
The governor appealed to the Nigerian media, pleading with them to help stop the nation's citizens from discussing the contentious candidate and to focus instead on ways to counter crude oil theft and the country's escalating insecurity.
"First off, the candidates themselves do not reflect the current sentiment of the nation. The nation is in a nostalgic mood for the two or three years ago when we were generating 2.1 million barrels of crude oil every day," he said.
However, Mr. Tinubu asserted that Mr. Shettima's selection was based on his abilities rather than his religious convictions.
In advance of the general elections in 2023, Mr. Uzodinma, an APC member, claimed that people who were escalating the fight over religion and ethnicity were doing the nation's interests harm.
He argued that those stoking the debate over the ticket had to give Nigerians the option to vote for their favorite candidate in 2023.
"We ought to prioritize measures that will bind the nation together. And if you can, please give up those things that have the potential to split the nation apart. It's crucial for our national interest. Our country's cohesiveness is crucial. The APC governor stressed the significance of our capacity to coexist as siblings.
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