Some traditional rulers and religious leaders in Anambra State have declared their support for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to them, the noise over the Muslim-Muslim ticket bt Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shetima is baseless.
According to them, there is no issue with a Muslim-Muslim and or Christian-Christian so long as the individuals are capable.
For the traditional rulers and clerics, all of who preferred not to be named, the three leading contenders are all capable.
One of told the Nation: “I’ve grown beyond anybody dictating to me what to do. When I lived outside this state, the person who helped me was not Igbo, but a Yoruba man.
“Why should I allow myself or my family to be deceived by mere sentiment? When the election comes, I know who I will vote for with my family.
“As traditional rulers, we don’t play politics, but at least, we can cast our votes.
“I don’t believe in bandwagon thing. Everyone has a right to vote for his preferred candidate.
“Therefore, I will cast my vote for the man his brother showed me how to fish instead of giving me fish.”
The founder of a pentecostal church in Onitsha said Tinubu’s experience stands him out.
“When they talk about a Muslim-Muslim ticket, I just laugh. Religion should have no place in politics,” he said.