SWAGA blast Atiku over criticism of APC’s muslim-muslim ticket – Nexus News

The National Chairman of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, yesterday, stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has no moral justification for berating the choice of Kashim Shettima as the running mate for presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He noted that the PDP candidate supported the Muslim-Muslim ticket in 1993 with his plight to be the running mate of MKO Abiola, noting that the APC’s choice of Shettima was the action that has put the opposition party in panicking mode ahead of the next year’s election.

Adeyeye, who said this in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Friday during an event to receive members of opposition parties in the state into SWAGA, pacified the fears of the Christian faithful on the Muslim-Muslim ticket that Tinubu was a liberal person who would not discriminate against other religion in the country.

At the event, members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Accord Party, PDP, National Rescue Movement (NRM) and the Chairman of the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC), Ifedayo Iyaniwura, announced their readiness to work for the victory of Tinubu during the February presidential election.

Dayo Adeyey

The former Senate spokesman disclosed that the group would do everything in its power to accumulate most of the votes in Ekiti for the APC presidential candidate, who is ready to offer hopes to the people and enhance their livelihood, stating that others from across political divides would be welcomed for the task he declared as the South West project.

He said, “We want everybody to come on board because this is not about a particular party. We have representatives of various political parties in this gathering wanting to work for the victory of Tinubu next year. Let me tell you that if we call these people today as APC member, they won’t have been here but we say it is South West Agenda for our principal, and that is the reason you can see the large turnout of people across party lines. That is why we see SWAGA as the vehicle to deliver most of the votes in the South West.

“Politics is a game of number and PDP can’t challenge us from the moral ground because their candidate, Atiku Abubakar believed in that ticket in 1993 as evidence has surfaced and don’t forget some of us were participants then.

“We knew he wanted to be vice president to MKO Abiola. So, if he was struggling to be in the ticket in 1993, why will it be opposing it now? It was evident that he was going to pick a Christian from South because he is a Muslim from the North; it is easier for him.

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“I want to allay the fears of our Christian brother because I am a Christian too and Tinubu is a man who is tolerant of other religions. This is a free-minded person, who will not discriminate against anyone. Take it, if Tinubu finds it difficult to Islamize his wife; is that the person that would Islamize the country when the better half is a Christian and a pastor?

“I believe Tinubu-Shettima is a winning ticket and PDP is on a panic mode because they know we will have a repeat of history next year, where MKO Abiola won with a landslide, especially in the North. There is a way history repeat itself.”

On the failures of the present APC-led government by the citizens, Adeyeye stated that the credentials and the track record of the presidential candidate when he was governor in Lagos and the trust Nigerians had in him would help in accumulating the votes for the party.

He said, “In Nigeria politics today, people should look at the personalities of those contesting and look at their track records and assess them based on what they have done in the past. Tinubu is coming with huge credentials into this race.”

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