Muslim-Muslim ticket won’t work – Datti-Ahmed


Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Labour Party’s vice-presidential candidate says the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential Muslim-Muslim ticket will not work as it is a faulty “configuration.”

Baba-Ahmed said that Nigeria is not a religious monolith like Saudi Arabia, Iran or the Vatican, stressing that Mr Tinubu lost out in his scheme to become President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election because APC believed a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket would scuttle their potential victory at the polls.

Speaking to Channels TV, he said: “Why today Tinubu is not the vice-president of Nigeria is the same reason he cannot be president. What couldn’t happen in 2015 when the then-candidate Buhari asked for any nomination whatsoever from Tinubu – because that configuration has passed. It can no longer work in Nigeria. (The) Muslim-Muslim ticket cannot work anymore.

“The creator of the heavens and earth does not make mistakes. This is the Federal Republic of Nigeria as duly filed at the United Nations and registered too. It’s not the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for example, or the Vatican or Iran or Libya or Mauritania. It’s a federal republic, and God didn’t make a mistake by putting all of us, 250 (tribes).”