Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi West) says he is campaigning for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his vice, Kashim Shettima because it is the will of God for the duo to rule the country in 2023.
Adeyemi who appeared on Trust TV’s Daily Politics said he had no quarrel with the Muslim-Muslim ticket and strongly believed in the capacity of the party to rule the country.
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He said, “I am campaigning for Tinubu and Shettima because if you ask me, may be it’s the will of God that these two men should come this time around. I have no quarrel about it and I believe in them being able to pilot the affairs of our nation to a higher level.
“The issue of same faith ticket is coming after the flag bearer of the APC, Bola Tinubu, nominated Kashim Shettima, who happens to be a Muslim, as his vice. This nomination did not sit well with Nigerians who have accused the APC of moves to relegate Christians, a claim repeatedly dismissed by the party’s leadership.”
However, Adeyemi is seeking an amendment to the Electoral Act, 2022 to ban political parties from fielding same-faith presidential ticket to avoid a repeat of Tinubu-Shettima scenario in the future.
“My fear for Nigeria is that may be unlike privileged people, I don’t have another passport. I have only one passport and don’t have citizenship of another country. God forbid, if there is problem in this country, there is no where I can run to,” he added.