A group known as the Coalition of APC Stakeholders Network and Southwest Supporters of Tinubu, is calling on the party and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rescind on the decision to pick Shettima as running mate due to the division it is already creating across the country.

The President-General of the group Samuel Arokoyo said the attempt to propose the same religious ticket will widen the gap of mistrust among Nigerians.

“As a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country, any attempt for one religion to dominate the political structure could only widen the gap of mistrust and destroy the delicate sense of tolerance cultivated over the years. This is why the choice of Shettima was not only ill-timed but a total disregard for the diversity of the country, crushing the bridges built to connect the religious differences and promote ethnic harmonious co-existence.”

The group protested against the Muslim-Muslim ticket in Lagos with a peaceful walk from the popular Shoprite Shopping Mall in Ikeja to the State House in the Central Business District area of Alausa while chanting solidarity songs and displaying banners that read; Dear Baba Asiwaju, Let Shettima Step Down in Yoruba interest,” “President Buhari and Tinubu should rethink Muslim-Muslim ticket,” and “Tinubu, replace Shettima with Christian VP to balance the ticket.

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