In the run-up to the 2023 elections, Adams Oshiomhole has charged some Christian chieftains with leading the opposition against Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it was regrettable that the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket had drawn criticism.
On Thursday in Abuja, Oshiomhole told reporters that Nigeria’s problems go beyond religious differences.
The former governor of Edo called the opposition to Senator Kaskim Shettima’s selection as Tiubu’s running mate as blackmail.
“Those leading the campaign in the APC family – if they were such believers in Christianity – had the opportunity to canvass for votes for one of the Christian candidates.
“But they were on record as having led the campaign on the side of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, knowing very well that he is a Muslim,” he claimed.
The former labour leader stated that Nigerian challenges are beyond religion.
“The issues we have to spend time discussing is what will any of the presidential candidates do differently, not what will a Christian or Muslim do,” he said.
Oshiomhole also faulted claims that Christians were being persecuted, saying there was no evidence of such.
“I don’t think they bothered to show the evidence and yet we have not just a Christian Vice-President, we have a pastor, a senior advocate”, he stressed.
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