By Dupson Collins, 12th February, 2023
Dr Abbas Mimiko has joined notable Nigerians drumming support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Ahmed ahead of the February 25 general election.
Speaking at the public lecture and prayer organized by the League of Imams in Akure, Ondo State on Sunday, 12th February, 2023, the younger brother to the former governor of Ondo State said both the Muslims and Yoruba tribes should vote massively for Tinubu in the forthcoming poll.
He said Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, had the competence and the passion to move the country forward, adding that Nigerians would not regret voting him as president.
Dr Mimiko charged the Muslim of the South West to wake up, saying for a long time, they have been cheated hiding under the guise that they are liberal Muslims.
He said: “When June 12 election was annulled, rather than looking for a Muslim from the South West, a Christian was settled for, Chief Ernest Shonekan whereas the MKO Abiola that was robbed of his mandate was a Muslim.
He appealed to all Muslim faithfuls in Ondo State to embrace Tinubu ahead of the February 25 election, saying aside being a Muslim from the South West, he has what it takes to lead Nigeria out of the wood.
” It is another hypocrite to say Prof Yemi Osibanjo, a Christian would have been a better candidate than Tinubu, another conspiracy against Muslim. Asiwaju Tinubu has what it takes to be the president of Nigeria”.
” This is another golden opportunity for us as Muslim and people of the South West to produce the next president of Nigeria; if we miss it, it might take us another century to get this kind of opportunity again”.
He reiterated the need for Muslim to be elected governor in Ondo State adding that Muslims in the state have the number to become governor aside being a second fiddle.