Adams Oshiomole, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims that some of the Nigerians who are protesting the Muslim-Muslim ticket of his party are defendants in corruption cases.
When APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu chose Muslim Kashim Shettima to be his running partner in the 2023 election, there was outrage. The Christian Association of Nigeria rejected the ticket on the grounds that it was disrespectful to Nigeria’s Christians.
Reacting to the backlash, Oshiomhole who was on Arise TV this morning, described the detractors as “Christians by mouth and devils by heart” and accused them of trying to incite religious violence. He added that Tinubu has shown religious tolerance by being married to a “Christian wife for about 40 years”.
“This country has survived religious wars. Even people who are on record of being prosecuted for misappropriating money that a Muslim governor appropriated in favour of Christian children who were displaced. They are now the new voice of Christianity.
So we must distinguish between Christian by mouth and devil by heart who wants to see Nigeria engulfed in a war that nobody can win. Asiwaju [Tinubu] has a Christian wife of about 40 years and is happily married. Is that not an example of what the nation should be?”
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