Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Abbo has unleashed fury on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu over a recent statement he termed an insult to Christians.
Recall that on Sunday, 10th July 2022, Tinubu announced he had picked former Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate because he is competent.
The decision caused outrage among many Nigerians and APC chieftains as they opposed the Muslim-Muslim ticket, stating it was a spite to the Christian community.
In an interview with AIT, Abbo, who had resigned from a support group of Tinubu, said it was insulting for the former Lagos governor to say no competent Christians can be his vice president.
He questioned the APC candidate on how competent is he to be president, urging him to apologise to the Christians for such a statement.
In his words:”I think it is insulting to say no competent Christian to be a Vice President. How competent is Tinubu to be President? If you say my father is not competent, no Bishop is competent, no Christian Professor is competent?
“I think that is annoying, that is insulting and he should apologise to Christians for saying that. He should come and apologise to Christians for saying that….that it is based on competency…That is insulting.
“I have said this before. This shouldn’t be what Christians are crying out for. Muslims should be the ones to take up this fight and say we do not accept this because it is against the Muslim faith.”