The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah, has advised Christians in the country not to lose sleep over the Muslim –Muslim Presidential ticket in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a Muslim, picked Kashim Shettima, another Muslim as running mate in the 2023 election.
Bishop Kukah, who reacted to the development, said that Tinubu’s choice is simply what he called team selection and that it is not something people should be losing sleep over.
“This is what you call team selection and everybody will choose depending on what they think will give them a fair chance. So people will take responsibility for the choices they have made. For me, it is not something to lose sleep over.”
According to him, if people felt unhappy with the kind of choices that had been made, they had a choice as this is democracy.
“If people feel unhappy with the kind of choices that have been made, that is why we are democrats, you can’t force it. We outsiders cannot force a choice of any candidate.
“It is now left for you to look at the choices that have been made. And there is no guarantee that all Christians will vote for Christians and all Muslims will vote for Muslims.”