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2023 Election: Controversy as Tinubu settles for Muslim-Muslim Ticket



2023 Election: Controversy as Tinubu settles for Muslim-Muslim Ticket

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress – APC in the 2023 election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly settled for a Muslim running mate.

ENigeria Newspaper reports that the revelation about Tinubu’s decision to ‘pick’ a Muslim running mate was made by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Ganduje made the comment on Friday during a gathering of about 100 clerics at the Kano state government house as part of activities to mark Eid El Kabir.

“We have advised him to pick a Muslim deputy and he has agreed,” Mr Ganduje said.

“A Muslim-Muslim ticket is a reality. It is not something new in Nigeria.”


Ahead of the 2023 election, Mr Ganduje also asked the clerics to pray for Tinubu to emerge as Nigeria’s president and for them to also pray for the peace and progress of his administration.

Mr. Ganduje asked the clerics to pray for his Deputy Governor, Yusuf Gawuna, who emerged as the APC governorship candidate in Kano State for 2023 elections.

Also there were indications that if the ruling party eventually settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket, Ganduje stands a high of being  considered as Tinubu’s running mate.

Meanwhile, the news of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for Tinubu ahead of the 2023 election has generated reactions from Netizens who berated the APC and its candidate, adding that they are haters of the country.


“Anybody who is advocating for a Muslim-Muslim ticket in Nigeria is a sadist, not pro-democracy and hater of Nigeria” says twitter user @Nafiu2022.

As at the time of filing this report, ENigeria Newspaper reports that Neither the APC nor its candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has publicly reacted to the news since the later was report to have returned from his short trip to France on Friday afternoon.