An All Progressives Congress member and current senator in Adamawa State, Elisha Abbo, has berated the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, over his decision to choose Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Abbo in a statement on Monday also announced his withdrawal from the Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation noting that he cannot in good conscience campaign for the former Lagos State governor.
Tinubu had on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, announced Shettima, a Muslim and former Borno State governor, as his running mate.
The lawmaker, who is infamous for assaulting a woman in a toy shop, said Tinubu prioritised political survival over stability and peace of the country.
“It is very irresponsible of Tinubu to take his political survival over the stability and peace of Nigeria.
“For Tinubu now to be given the ticket and turn around to do what he couldn’t achieve in 2015 despite opposition from Catholics and other Christian leaders is extremely irresponsible.
“We sat down in Abuja and strategised, and we concluded that he should not take a Muslim as running mate. He (Tinubu) threw away the report,” he said.