Former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has faulted the stand of Senator Elisha Abbo, Babachir Lawal and others fighting the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his choice of the running mate.
Tinubu chose Borno State former Governor, Kashim Shettima, fuelling controversy on what has now been dubbed Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Abbo and Lawal, former Secretary to the Federal Government, are among the fiercest critics of the combination.
But in an interview with ‘The Punch’, Shittu, who is the Director General for Asiwaju Tinubu-Shettima Coalition for Good Governance, said their opposition wasnot reasonable.
He said, “However, when you have people threatening that because they are Christians from the North, they won’t vote, they are just shooting themselves in the legs. Are you saying that Muslims did not contribute to voting for Yakubu Dogara during his election or Senator Elisha Abbo from Adamawa? Can they win without the Muslims’ votes? These are the issues. They ought not to have limited the whole thing to just religion. It is not even in their interests. In any case, the general election is near. Let’s see what happens.”