Senator representing Adamawa North at the National Assembly, Elisha Abbo, says his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was gone.
Abbo made the comment while reacting to the choice of a Muslim, Kashim Shettima, by the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Bola Tinubu.
Abbo said: “It is very irresponsible of Tinubu to take his political survival over the stability and peace of Nigeria.
“We sat down in Abuja and strategized, and we concluded that he should not take a Muslim as running mate. He (Tinubu) threw away the report.
“We cannot work for such a man. I will oppose a Christian-Christian ticket because I have invested interest in the stability of this country.
“A Christian-Christian ticket will be insensitive to Muslims of this country. The country is evenly divided between Muslims and Christians. So any government that is Muslim-Muslim will be illegitimate and will never gain the respect of Christians.
“My conscience will not allow me to campaign for Tinubu. I am a member of CAN; I cannot deny CAN. I remain in APC. But I will take the survival of Nigeria first, over political considerations.
“It is very irresponsible of Tinubu to take his political survival over the stability and peace of Nigeria.
“For Tinubu now to be given the ticket and turn around to do what he couldn’t achieve in 2015 despite opposition from Catholics and other Christian leaders is extremely irresponsible.
“Buhari fought a civil war and understands the consequences of a divided nation. When Tinubu wanted to be VP in 2015, Buhari said no because he understood the importance of unity.”