Yenagoa—Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor on Political Matters, High Chief Collins Cocodia has said the Muslim-Muslim Presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2023 general election is unacceptable.
Cocodia stated this during a visit by a Pro-Atiku campaign group, the Door2Door Grassroot Christian Campaign team to his residence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
According to him, the APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket runs afoul of the idea behind the construction of a Christian chapel and a mosque in the Aso villa which symbolises religious integration.
“The idea of a Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC is unacceptable. Such a combination in a multi-religious state like Nigeria is unacceptable and against the idea of building both a Chapel and a Mosque in Aso Rock.
“The Muslim-Christian ticket allows every faith to engage in the fair and balanced worship of God. APC should not expect Christians to go on sabbatical for four years,” he said.
The governor’s aide further described the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a marketable brand, hence urged the support group to work assiduously to for his success of Atiku and the PDP in the coming elections.
Earlier, the State Coordinator of the Door2Door Grassroot Christian Campaign group, Hon. Richard Otodo intimated the governor’s aide of its aim which is to mobilise support for Atiku and all candidates of the PDP in the state for the 2023 general elections.
While stating the group’s readiness to capture all polling units in the state for the PDP, he solicited the support of the state government for the group.
He pledged that the group will also support the second-term ambition of Governor Douye Diri.