Former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed the National Working Committee of the party to punish the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his continuous threats to stop at nothing to deny the party of victory in the coming election.
Shittu expressed his disappointment in an interview on Monday, describing the former governor’s utterances and anti-party activities as shameful.
“I am disappointed because he is a practising Muslim. Every practising Muslim should understand that God is supreme and is only one.
” How can somebody who was in office when an election was held, lost out now claim the election was rigged?
“Against the party’s interest, he sponsored a candidate on the platform of another party and he was so shameful to claim that the election was rigged?
“He didn’t go to court; he didn’t go to the election tribunal, so he didn’t do the needful.
“It is most unfortunate and I know that he did was not in the party’s interest and his (Amosun’s) own interest,
“To have the audacity to come out now and say that the election was rigged in favour of a somebody who was not in office during that election.”
Weighing in on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket, the party’s chieftain said APC’s Vice Presidential candidate was not picked on the ground of religion but because he is from another region.
“Shettima was not picked as a running mate because he is a Muslim. He was nominated because he came from another region. It will be stupid of anybody who is a candidate, not to do his work if he wants to win an election.
“Tinubu is not contesting the election for the fun of it. He is an experienced politician; it is his duty which he has done by ensuring that he gets the best running mate who can give him the best votes from his zone.
“We just know that Tinubu who is a Muslim just happens to be a Muslim. All that is important is that he is a Yoruba man from the South-West pairing with somebody from the North-East another extreme of this country.”