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Nothing wrong with Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket — Ladoja

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
10 July 2022   |   4:07 am
Former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, yesterday, said that there was nothing wrong with fielding a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket during the 2023 general elections.

Senator Ladoja

Former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, yesterday, said that there was nothing wrong with fielding a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket during the 2023 general elections.

Speaking at his Bodija, Ibadan residence shortly after the Eid-El-Kabir prayers, the former governor said the sentiment of Muslim-Muslim ticket should not be an impediment for electing leaders.

He urged Nigerians to keep praying for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, so that he would not be treated like the late acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Bashorun Moshood Abiola.

Ladoja said: “There are many factors involved in electing president. Whoever wants to be president and those working for him have to work very hard. In fact, they will need more prayers as they are consulting. With all these efforts, God has the final say on who becomes president. Chief MKO Abiola, who was a Muslim was elected along with his vice, a Muslim.

“We only pray that if Tinubu wins, it should not be like that of late MKO Chief Abiola. I don’t see anything wrong in Muslim-Muslim ticket, because I don’t intervene in religious matters. Muslim and Christians are from the same father. Some people are following Ismail, while some are following Isaac, who are siblings. So, what is mine to be fighting for one among them.

“It is only God that knows his servants, so why must we fight over religion? All religions, including traditional religion, preach love and good characters. It is only politicians that usually cause crisis with religion. If not for the crisis of killing in some part of the country, we don’t usually think about the kind of religion someone is doing. But when gunmen started attacking churches and kidnapping clerics in Christendom, people started doubting their fellow brothers who belongs to another religion. They are the cause of all these things. But God will intervene and make Nigeria peaceful again.”