Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo State, has denied lobbying for a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Governor noted in a statement signed by Declan Emelumba, the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, that he never canvassed such a stance.
According to the statement, the Governor was certain that religion should not be a consideration in selecting the party’s vice presidential candidate, but rather competence.
“How can this position amount to advocating for Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket?” The Commissioner asked.
He went on to accuse those he described as mischief makers of having twisted the governor’s statement.
“His Excellency made it clear that there is no part of the Constitution where religion is a factor in choosing the President or his vice,” he said.
He said the Imo Governor was emphatic that the ruling party was looking for a ticket that will face the issue of governance squarely and not to talk of divisive issues.
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