The Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has described the much talked-about Muslim-Muslim ticket of the party for the 2015 presidential election as a mere speculation. This is as he also described as partisan, the ruling by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, which advised 37 members of the House of Representatives, who defected to the APC from the PDP, to vacate their seats.
There have been rumours that the leadership of the APC had settled for former head of state, General Muhammad Buhari, and former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, both Muslims, as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the party for the 2014 election.
But Ogbeh, in an interview in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said the leadership of the opposition party had never sat to discuss who becomes the APC presidential and vice presidential candidates.
He said, “We have not discussed anything about the Muslim-Muslim ticket. I am a Christian but I am open to every religion. We have not discussed it. It is purely a speculation. It is somebody’s idea but no such decision has been reached without debate on the merit and demerits of such an idea. So, that is no reason for anybody to pull out. At the end when we take decisions, Nigerians will be satisfied with the sensibility of our decision.”