With the likes of Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi having picked their running mate for the 2023 general election, controversies surrounded the choice of APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who went for an all-Muslim-Muslim candidate.
With that, prominent Nigerians in the country have been giving their opinion, the Oni Of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, who spoke with the ladies of TVC YOUR VIEW this morning on the phone ahead of the Osun Election on Saturday, when asked by Morayo Afolabi Brown that with so many options, Tinubu who is from the South West picked another Muslim and many people across the country are expressing their reservations as other candidates have been also to understand the polarisation that’s been experienced in Nigeria and in the Oba’s view, did Tinubu made the right decision or should not matter?.
In reply, the Oni of Ife said it’s a different ball game as in Nigeria, one needs to be sensitive about religion as it’s a very important thing, but Nigerians’ problem is bigger than religion and if they need to separate how to resolve the problem first, religion should be looked beyond. The Oni of Ife went on to say it’s something to be sensitive about, but the problem in the country is big and one should just pray for the country to be okay, as it’s important amid the crisis everywhere and survival should be talked about before religion.
The Oba, while finishing, appealed to the political gladiators to be sensitive about religion, not to put it aside, but first, solve the problem of Nigerians collectively.