Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, the National Organising Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has said the Party’s constitution provides that two candidates of the same faith can run on a joint ticket.
Argungu, in an interactive session with newsmen at the weekend in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, said there was nothing wrong with picking a Muslim running mate from the North West for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said, “I have acknowledged the fact that Governor Bagudu and another indigene of the state, Malami, are among the top six contenders for the vice presidential slot to replace the placeholder.”
He further said, “Indices in voter strength show that the North West Zone had the highest votes during previous elections. Therefore, such contribution should be taken into consideration in choosing the vice presidential candidate.
“There is no law in the APC constitution which bars candidates of the same faith from vying for office as president and vice president.”
He added that, “I need to make a passionate appeal to all eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to enable them to elect leaders of their choice.”