The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the Muslim-Muslim ticket fielded by the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election.
On Sunday, the APC announced former Borno governor, Kashim Shettima, as the running mate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, both men being Muslims.
This was against calls from Nigerians for political parties not to field a ticket with both candidates of the same religion.
Reacting, Atiku stated that his opponents thought the easy part to victory was exclusionism and divisive politics.
“Dear friend and compatriot, the journey that we have signed on to undertake together is not one that we can accomplish by threading the inglorious path of exclusionist politics. This journey, our campaign, is a rescue mission for this nation and it is a mission that must involve all Nigerians.
“So, while our opponents might think that there is an easy road to victory in divisive politics, we must get the message across to them that Nigeria has seen the worst shade of exclusionist politics and the road ahead is the path of inclusive and unifying politics. That is what we stand for,” he said.