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2023: Hope Uzodinma denies asking Tinubu to go for Muslim-Muslim ticket

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has denied advocating for a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement signed by the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, the Governor said at no time did he canvass such a position.

The statement said the Governor was only emphatic that religion should not be a factor in picking a vice-presidential candidate for the party but competence.

“How can this position amount to advocating for Muslim/Muslim presidential ticket?” The Commissioner asked.

He went on to accuse those he described as mischief makers of having twisted the governor’s statement.

“His Excellency made it clear that there is no part of the Constitution where religion is a factor in choosing the President or his vice,” he said.

He said the Imo Governor was emphatic that the ruling party was looking for a ticket that will face the issue of governance squarely and not to talk of divisive issues.