Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Friday, July 8, said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has agreed to pick a Muslim vice-presidential candidate.
He made the comment during a gathering of about 100 clerics at the Kano state government house as part of activities to mark Eid-El Kabir.
“We have advised him to pick a Muslim deputy and he has agreed,” Mr Ganduje said.
“A Muslim-Muslim ticket is a reality. It is not something new in Nigeria.”
Mr Ganduje asked the clerics to pray for Tinubu to emerge as Nigeria’s president come 2023.
He also urged them to offer prayers for his administration’s peace and progress.
Mr Ganduje asked the clerics to pray for his Deputy Governor, Yusuf Gawuna, who emerged as the APC governorship candidate in Kano State for the 2023 elections.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said his administration will not carry out a witch hunt of previous governments if elected into office in the 2023 presidential election.
Specifically, Peter Obi stated in an interview with journalists shortly after unveiling an educationist; Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, as his running mate on Friday.
“As for probing the past government, let me tell you. You see me argue that you can’t close your shop and be chasing thieves.
”Those who only look at yesterday and today will miss tomorrow. God did not give us eyes at the back. Mine is to look forward.
“If you come into the government today and decide to stop the leakage first, you will get more. I am not going to be part of any form of victimization or witch-hunt. It won’t happen. Nigerians must live within law and order.
“But I can tell you right away. If you, the principal person, the local government chairman, the governor, or the President are not stealing; your family is not, and those around you are not; you will reduce it by 70 percent,” the former Anambra State governor added.