The governor said the party should have engaged Christian leaders to explain the rationale for their same faith ticket.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti says the claim that the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket being fielded by the APC for the 2023 elections is solely based on competence and not religious consideration is false.
Mr Fayemi, the chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, said the “decision was not on grounds of competence because we have competent Christians all over Nigeria but on grounds of strategic political moves.”
He stated this while hosting new executives of the Ekiti State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday in Ado Ekiti.
The governor said the party should have engaged Christian leaders to explain the rationale for their same faith ticket in order to secure their confidence.
“Even if they don’t agree with our choice, they would have seen the sincerity of purpose.”
“We have to look at scenarios and calculate where the votes would come from, it is a game of numbers,” he added.
Mr Fayemi said it was time Christians stopped their abhorrent disposition to politics because “When serious Christians committed to the ideals of social justice and the common good turn away from politics, they open the door for unprincipled opportunists.”