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We must distinguish between Christian by mouth and devil by heart – Oshiomole speaks on Christians kicking against APC Muslim-Muslim ticket

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Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, says some of the Nigerians kicking against his party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket are people who are standing trial for corruption.

There has been an uproar after Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC picked Kashim Shettima, a Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 Presidential election. The Christian Association of Nigeria has rejected the ticket saying it is a disservice to Christians in Nigeria.

Reacting to the backlash, Oshiomhole who was on Arise TV this morning, described the detractors as “Christians by mouth and devils by heart” and accused them of trying to incite religious violence. He added that Tinubu has shown religious tolerance by being married to a “Christian wife for about 40 years”.

“This country has survived religious wars. Even people who are on record of being prosecuted for misappropriating money that a Muslim governor appropriated in favour of Christian children who were displaced. They are now the new voice of Christianity.

So we must distinguish between Christian by mouth and devil by heart who wants to see Nigeria engulfed in a war that nobody can win. Asiwaju [Tinubu] has a Christian wife of about 40 years and is happily married. Is that not an example of what the nation should be?”