“If the candidate had been a Christian, it would have been easier to pick a Muslim northerner. But since things happened the way it has happened, it is easier for a northern candidate who is a Muslim to pick a Christian southerner.”
“That would have been the most reasonable thing to do but now that we have the reverse as the case, the condition on the ground is very clear that the northern population, may be 60, 70 percent are Muslims and we are talking of numbers if you are to win elections.”
Senator Arise,described the duo of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as competent to lead the country despite being Muslims.
He went further to say that the country is desirous of leaders who can salvage the situation and not necessary placing premium on religion as basis for electing leaders.
“I read a few things that Tinubu said he would do and the first one, in terms of tackling insecurity, is the fact that he would automatically start the process of having state police.”