ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of Edo State has reacted to comments by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, over the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
Appearing on Arise TV on Wednesday, the former Governor noted that the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu was a better Christian.
Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the APC said Nigerians should differentiate between a Christian by mouth and a devil by heart.
He wondered why Lawal, who was involved in a grass-cutting scandal, could counter APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
He pointed out that Tinubu has been married to a Christian for almost 40 years with children practicing both Christianity and Islam.
“Evil people who are on record are being prosecuted for misappropriating money that a Muslim president appropriated in favour of Christian children that were displaced and were converted to grass-cutter, have become the new voice of Christianity.
“We must make a distinction between Christian by mouth and devil by heart who want to see Nigeria engulfed in a war nobody can win.
“Who is a better Christian in the Nigerian contest? Somebody like Asiwaju who has a Christian wife of about 40 years with no record of divorce, with four or five children; some are Christians and others Muslim.
“That is an example of what a nation should be“, he said.
The former SGF had condemned Tinubu’s decision to pick Kashim Shettima as his running mate, saying that APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket was a plot to Islamize the country.
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had prosecuted Lawal along with his yo konger brother, Hamidu David Lawal, or fraud involving grass-cutting.