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APC Muslim group disowns Tinubu’s candidate

02 September 2016, 16:18

Akure - A group within the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim Council has said it would not endorsed any aspirant vying for the governorship ticket of the party.

A statement jointly signed by the coordinator of the group, Takuro Amidu, and the spokesperson, Akindele Ahmed, said the APC Muslim Council in Ondo State had not endorsed one of the aspirants, Olusegun Abraham.

Abraham is widely believed to be favoured by the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, to clinch the party’s governorship ticket.

Also read: Buhari has no candidate for Ondo gubernatorial election'

Tinubu’s support for Abraham has come under attack by a cross-section of aspirants within the party.

The APC group said, “The APC Muslim Council comprising Ulamas, Chief Imams, Muslim leaders and all Muslim organisations in Ondo State has affirmed that its support will only be given to a credible, God-fearing person with demonstrable antecedents.

“We will only support an aspirant who would rule with equity and justice as stated by the Holy Quran. We will only endorse an aspirant who has practical antecedents of developing his or her people and community because community development is a highly rewarding act of worship in Islam.”

The group said it would only support a Muslim/Christian ticket, adding that the best candidates should be given the opportunity to govern the state.

- News 24


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