The decision for a Muslim-Muslim ticket by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress for the 2023 elections, has continued to generate reactions.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that Tinubu, had on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State announced former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Shettima, who is currently representing Borno Central in the National Assembly, is a Muslim just like Tinubu.
Reacting to the development, a chieftain of the APC in Delta State, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Frank Ajobena (retd.), has announced his resignation from the party.
AVM Ajobena was the first Military Administrator of Abia State. The retired Air Force chief, who is also a national caucus member of the APC described the Muslim-Muslim ticket as “the highest level of insensitivity to the Christian faith in the country.”
A statement issued by Ajobena in Warri, said it was inhumane for such a decision to be taken by Tinubu, whom he said, he respected so much
The statement read partly, “Tinubu is not my enemy, I am not against him. But let’s call a spade a spade. It is not my character to be a double agent, I am not pretending; even though I like the APC, the right thing should be done.
“The decision could be described as one that portrays arrogance and total disrespect to us, Christians, in the APC.
“The latest development portrays us as a people who can easily be bought over with money. Such an action is a minus to our democratic system. In what capacity will I be serving in his campaign train? As a slave?
“A man must stand for something, else will fall for anything, hence, I am quitting.”