Tinubu-Shettima: Yoruba Muslim scholars criticize Christian leaders’ opposition


A group, the Concerned Yoruba Muslim Scholars in Nigeria has said the opposition to the Bola Tinubu-Kashim Shettima was unnecessary.

The group advised Nigerians to consider competence above religion in electing the next President in 2023.

Prof. Abideen Olaiya, the Secretary-General accused the Christian leadership of leading the campaign against the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket.

Speaking in Ibadan on Monday, he stressed that the good of the country should supercede affiliations.

Olaiya said the group was alarmed at the outcry by some section of Christian leaders and followers.

“We are greatly shocked at the height of the prejudice being expressed by the opposition parties masquerading under different names or groups.

“Nigeria desires good governance regardless of religion and/or ethnic affiliation of whoever is capable of delivering it”, NAN quoted him saying.

Olaiya noted that citizens had always lived with their differences, adding such should not be placed above capability.

The scribe said those who were supposed to be moral guide for a united and prosperous nation “have now become agents of the opposition party”.

Olaiya demanded a halt to “the Islamisation twaddle”, and advised Nigerians to toe “the honourable path of tolerance”.

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