2023 Presidency: ‘El-Rufai, others decided Tinubu’s VP will be Muslim’ – Adeyanju alleges


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has been accused of deciding with other members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu should pick a Muslim as his running mate.

An Abuja-based socio-political commentator, Deji Adeyanju alleged that El-Rufai and other members of the APC agreed that Tinubu’s running mate should be a Muslim.

Adeyanju claimed that the agreement was reached before the APC presidential primary election.

In a Facebook post, the rights activist said those behind such a move would soon start the propaganda that religion does not matter.

He claimed that they intend to use social media to massively mobilize Nigerians that religion cannot play a role in picking Tinubu’s running mate.

“El-Rufai and others already decided that Tinubu’s VP will be a Muslim. They agreed to this even before the APC primaries.

“They want to start selling the propaganda that religion does not matter in a multi-religious nation. You will soon see some influencers coming to talk rubbish,” Adeyanju wrote.

A few days ago, Tinubu emerged as APC flag bearer after defeating other Presidential aspirants in a landslide victory.

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Following his emergence, the former Lagos State Governor said his choice of running mate was known to him.

During the APC primary election, reports had it that Tinubu endorsed a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

He, however, denied such reports.

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