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Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah has turned around to condemn the APC Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket which he skirted in his earlier response..

Bishop Kukah described the ticket as reprehensible and unacceptable.

Speaking with Channels Television on Thursday, the Catholic Bishop insisted that the ticket was a setback to the country’s national integration.

Kukah who earlier said a party is free to choose a winning pair according to its permutation now wondered if Muslims would accept a Christian-Christian presidential ticket.

“But moving forward, the question I have asked my friends who are Muslims, especially those who are from northern Nigeria, is a simple question: ‘Would Muslims in Nigeria or northern Nigeria be ready to make the same concession that Christians made in 1984 and 1993?” he said.

“I think that as a Christian, this is totally reprehensible. It is not acceptable to me, but that is the decision of the APC as a party. Perhaps, when the campaign starts, we will hear what people have to say.”

The APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu insisted his choice of Borno former Gov Kashim Shettima is about permutation and electoral gain.

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