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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Tinubu Wanted To Be My Running Mate – Atiku

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has disclosed why his relationship with the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu took a worse turn in 2007.

Atiku disclosed that Tinubu wanted him to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2007, but he refused.

The former Vice President, who was the then presidential candidate of the now-defunct opposition Action Congress, AC, said Tinubu wanted to be his running mate.

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Atiku eventually lost the election to late President Umar Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

However, Atiku said Tinubu rejected his choice of Ben Obi as his running mate.

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Speaking with Arise TV on Friday, Atiku said he became politically estranged with Tinubu after he presented Obi as his running mate.

He said: “He insisted on running with me and I didn’t believe it was right to have a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

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“That was the point of my fundamental departure with him.”

The Action Congress was established by Atiku, Tinubu and other political heavy weights.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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