Oshiomhole stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, including that quite than speak about faith, Nigerians ought to talk about what every presidential candidate has for the nation.
He additionally stated that the criticism in opposition to the celebration’s ticket by the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) was a blackmail.
“Those that are talking and main the marketing campaign within the APC household, in the event that they had been such believers in Christianity they’d the chance to vote and canvass for votes for one of many Christian candidates and there have been fairly a number of.
“However they had been on file as having led the marketing campaign on the aspect of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, figuring out very effectively that he’s a Muslim. I believe the Nigerian challenges are past faith.
“I believe the problems earlier than us which we’ve got to spend time discussing is what is going to any of the presidential candidates do otherwise to count on a special consequence, not what is going to a Christian or Muslim do,’’ Oshiomhole stated.
The previous two-term governor of Edo stated that even with a Christian-Muslim president ticket, Nigerians had been nonetheless not happy.
He additionally faulted claims by some Christians that they had been being persecuted, saying there was no proof on that.
“I don’t assume they bothered to indicate the proof and but we’ve got not only a Christian Vice-President, we’ve got a pastor, a senior advocate.
“So if faith is the difficulty, I assume Nigeria will likely be Eldorado,’’ Oshiomhole stated including that CAN couldn’t had been talking for Northern Christians.
Talking on the nation`s safety and financial challenges, he stated that President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a virtually collapsed financial system , whereas the 2015 common elections was postponed due to safety challenges in components of the nation then.
Oshiomhole stated that some progress have been made in lots of areas, whereas new issues have additionally got here up.
“In trying on the safety scenario for instance, we noticed that the dimensions of the Nigerian Military after the Civil Warfare was about 250,000.
“At present, it’s about the identical dimension, then the inhabitants of Nigeria was about 50 million, at this time we’re about 200 million,’’ he stated.
Oshiomhole stated there was have to assessment the safety structure and double the dimensions of the nation`s armed forces.
This, he stated, was not simply because the inhabitants had quadrupled, however due to present challenges around the globe and round Nigeria’s neighbors and inside the nation (NAN)
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