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The presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned Bola Tinubu’s choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket when he chose Kashim Shettima as his deputy, for the 2023 election.
The presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned Bola Tinubu’s choice of a fellow Muslim, Kashim Shettima as his deputy, for the 2023 election.
Atiku in a statement described the ruling party’s choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket as playing divisive politics, noting that the country has witnessed the worst shade of exclusionist politics.
He noted that the road ahead is the path of inclusive and unifying politics and urged Nigerians not to allow sentiment to becloud politics.
The statement partly read, “Politics is meant to be a corrective mechanism. So, even when we’re upset about the inexcusable low that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has brought us in the past 7 years, we must ensure that we insulate our politics from the corrosive effect of the ruling party’s failures.
“Dear friend and compatriot, the journey that we have signed on to undertake together is not one that we can accomplish by threading the inglorious path of exclusionist politics. This journey, our campaign, is a rescue mission this nation and it is a mission that must involve all Nigerians.
“So, while our opponents might think that there is an easy road to victory in divisive politics, we must get the message across to them that Nigeria has seen the worst shade of exclusionist politics and the road ahead is the path of inclusive and unifying politics. That is what we stand for.”
Atiku added that his party “are Unifiers and the Bridge-builders” and represent the future of a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria, unlike the ruling party.