Senator Bola Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the allegation that he has no regard for Christians.
At an interactive session with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Wednesday, Tinubu dismissed those who described him as a religious bigot, saying the choice of Shettima had nothing to do with religion.
Tinubu’s choice of Senator Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim, as running mate for the 2023 presidential election, has generated a controversy.
He said he had nothing against Christianity, a faith which his wife and children practise.
Tinubu told CAN that his choice of Shettima is borne out of the urgent need to address the challenges facing the country as Shettima possesses strong leadership abilities which he exhibited when he was the governor of Borno State, saying he wanted a progressive government that was why he selected Shettima.
Tinubu, who said he see all Nigerians as brothers and sisters in the national family, said that this means no one is inherently inferior or superior to anyone else, regardless of faith, place of origin, social status and gender.