2015 PRESIDENCY: I am not opposed to Muslim/Muslim ticket, but … — Buhari

Until we put ethno-religious sentiments aside this nation will never develop.


Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Head of State, says he is keeping an open mind about the possibility of picking a Muslim as his running mate if he gets the presidential nomination of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The issue of Muslim-Muslim ticket is seen as a potential setback for the APC in the election because of the increasingly political nature of religion in recent years.

BUHARI DECLARES: General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) declaring his intention to seek the All Progressives Congress, APC, nomination to contest next year’s presidential election yesterday.

Buhari, in particular, is perceived as an extremist and his likely combination with another Muslim for the presidential election is considered in some quarters as too sensitive.

But, in an interview with TheCable, Buhari said he had demonstrated to Nigerians that he is not a fundamentalist and “there is nothing more I can do”. He said: “Nigerians will always uncover impossible room for manoeuvre for politicians. I had to face one of the governors during one of our party’s meetings [over the…

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