The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday slammed his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly stoking religious bias in a bid to win the 2023 presidential election.

Tinubu said the former vice president was a hypocrite for using the issue of a Muslim-Muslim ticket as a political strategy, adding that Atiku was exhibiting traits of desperation by stoking religious bias on national television to win the election.

The former Lagos State governor stated this in a statement by his media officer, Tunde Rahman, while reacting to claims by Atiku during an interview with newsmen last Friday that he dropped Tinubu as a running mate while running for president in 2007 because they were both Muslims.

He also noted that after Atiku woefully lost his bid to be the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party ahead the 1993 presidential poll, he canvassed and lobbied harder than anyone to become the running mate to late Chief MKO Abiola, the then presidential flag bearer of the party. 

Tinubu further described Atiku as a man with a “paucity of character and love of intrigue”.

Credit: Punch

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