Concerns have been growing regarding the selection of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election. Despite their success at the polls, many individuals have attributed this victory to religious bias in certain regions of the country. In an attempt to alleviate these concerns, Betta Edu, the APC National Women Leader, has reassured Nigerians that the dominance of Muslims in top positions is not an indication of religious discrimination. She emphatically stated that Bola Tinubu, a prominent figure within the APC, is not a religious bigot.
Edu went on to argue that Tinubu has actively worked to include Christians in positions of power. She cited an example of Tinubu's efforts in ensuring Senator Godswill Akpabio's selection as the APC consensus candidate for the leadership of the 10th Assembly. According to Edu, Tinubu played a significant role in facilitating Akpabio's appointment, thereby providing Christians with representation and influence within the party.
Source: Channels TV
Quoting the exact statement released by Betta Edu, she said, "When Tinubu first heard that Peter Obi won in Lagos, he told us it's not a big deal, move on." "Tinubu has given Christians a seat at the table of power even before his inauguration. I'm a Christian, and my party has produced the first priest as governor in the history of Nigeria. Bola Tinubu is not a religious bigot; he is someone who will be for all Nigerians. If you look around him, his dear wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, is a pastor and a Christian. This is a government about the people, and religion will not cloud his judgment."
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