Atiku betrayed Wike, has no business speaking on Muslim-Muslim ticket – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has said that his opponent for the office of the president Atiku Abubakar does not have the moral justification to talk about the Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Atiku recently condemned Tinubu for choosing a Muslim like himself as running mate. According to Atiku, he rejected Tinubu from being his running mate in 2007 because they are both Muslims.

Tinubu however said in a statement on Saturday by his media aide Tunde Rahman that Atiku reduced himself to stoking religious bias and lies in desperation to win the election.

“Let me say openly that Atiku offered me the vice presidential ticket in 2007. Let me also say that my religion has not changed,” said Tinubu.

“When he offered the position to me, I was a Muslim and I believe he was aware of my religious faith at the time.

“Atiku’s calculations and deceit had nothing to do with religion or his sensitivity to it. His conduct has everything to do with what we discovered about his paucity of character and love of intrigue.”

Tinubu also said Atiku betrayed Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike whom many in the PDP feel should have been selected as vice-presidential candidate.

“True to form, Atiku, fifteen years later, promised HE Governor Nyesom Wike the same thing this electoral season and similarly reneged. Governor Wike is a Christian.

“When it comes to intrigue, we can say that Atiku is without bias. He will attempt to lie and deceive both Christian and Muslim with equal vigour.

“Atiku has no business raising the issue of a Muslim-Muslim ticket except as a hypocrite,” the former Lagos governor said.

Tinubu added that his decisions regarding the team supporting him have always been guided by the principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness, and adherence to excellence.