Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is Not A Bad Idea..Buhari

Against the backdrop of widespread speculations in the past few months that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) might be toying with a joint Muslim ticket for the 2015 presidential election, former Head of State and leading APC presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has declared that he is not opposed to such an arrangement.
Buhari made his position on the matter known in an interview with an online medium, The Cable, at the weekend.
The APC presidential aspirant, who recalled that he had opted for Christian running mates, namely Chuba Okadigbo, Edwin Ume-Ezeoke and Tunde Bakare, in previous shots at the presidency in 2003, 2007 and 2011, respectively, said there was nothing wrong in a Muslim-Muslim ticket, adding that the 2015 elections are not about religion.
According to him, “The question of this Muslim-Muslim ticket, although it was a long way from Abiola and Kingibe (in 1993), all the same, I have not absolutely closed my mind to picking a Christian or Muslim as running mate, if I get the ticket.
“I firmly believe that Nigerians, having gone through what they have gone through, realise it is not a matter of religion, but a matter of Nigeria.”
Buhari, who averred that the idea of stealing from and short-changing people in the name of religion was the preserve of those he called political confusionists, observed that Nigerians elected the late Chief MKO Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe as president and vice-president respectively during the 1993 presidential election, even though both were Muslims.
He said: “Why did Nigerians line up and elect Abiola and Kingibe, both Muslims?
“The late Joseph Tarka, in a clearly Roman Catholic environment, brought Ibrahim Imam from Borno, to his constituency to represent Tivland in the Northern House of Assembly in 1961.
“This new phenomenon of religion is another blackmail political confusionists in Nigeria are bringing to the fore. I will tell you something. Tinubu’s wife is a Christian, Governor Fashola’s wife is a Christian, Governor Amosun’s wife is a Christian, Bisi Akande’s wife is a Christian and Governor Ajimobi’s wife is a Christian.
“For goodness sake, the children of these political leaders in Nigeria were bred and brought up by Christian mothers.
“You think those people, wherever they participate, they will bring a religious issue? What kind of people are we? Nigerians will always bring something to cause confusion, while we are trying to stabilise the system.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. You called only the south west, how about the north. Just show us one from the north.The north can not do that becos we have seen your make up of a different agenda for Nigeria. We need vibrant young men and not you.

  2. Oga buhari. You will fail woefully if you try Muslim -muslim ticket. So you can turn nigeria to a Muslim country. If APC as a party is true to its words would have picked another younger person to contest against gej. They should not use sentiments in giving the ticket. They will fail if they do so and Nigerians will not forgive buhari if war breaks out because of him. He should go and rest and live younger people to do this

  3. Can d northerners aCcept christian/christian ticket. Buhari is sick.

  4. This is indeed is proving the intention of the Northerners.

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