The National Organising Secretary of the All Progressive Congress, Suleiman Argungu, has said the constitution of the party does not provide that two candidates of the same faith cannot run a joint ticket.
Argungu, said there was nothing wrong with picking a Muslim running mate from the North West for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He said the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who are Muslims, were among the six top contenders for the party’s vice presidential slot.
He said, “I have acknowledged the fact that Governor Bagudu and another indigene of the state, Malami, are among top six contenders for the vice presidential slot to replace the placeholder.
“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.”
“I need to make a passionate appeal to all eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to enable them elect leaders of their choice.”