The widespread speculations last week that former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Bola Tinubu are to emerge as APCâ€™s consensus candidates for the 2015 Presidential Election has provoked condemnation among social media commentators.
Yesterday, a member of the party and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode posted an article on his Facebook wall against the suggestion of a Muslim/Muslim ticket candidacy in the 2015 presidential election. The opinion was titled THE STRANGE DREAM OF A MUSLIM/MUSLIM TICKET (PART 1)
In the piece, Fani-Kayode stated that such candidacy will be the biggest mistake ever made by APC.
In less than six hours, the post had gone viral.
A social media commentator on Facebook with the handle Abayomi Oyinloye wrote â€œHow can we pretend religion does not count when Boko Haram from the North is waging a war to Islamise the Nation? Islamic conversion of President Jonathan is even one of their demands. We will campaign against APC if they field a muslim/muslim joint ticket for the presidential electon.â€
Another commentator who identifies self as Biodun Ishola Ladepo said if the APC looks far and wide enough, it would find Christians and
Muslims who possess â€œintegrity, capacity and competence.â€ Especially in an age of Boko Haram, saying Nigerians cannot toy with a religiously or ethnically monolithic presidency.
Similarly, one Victor Olusegun Oluwole writes: â€œIsnâ€™t it just time for a self professed opposition political party like the APC to take a positive and well calculated risk with a sellable and loveable candidate, who the youths of our nation can identify with and who exudes change?â€