Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has charged all Muslim faithful in Osun State to vote for the incumbent Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, to continue his tenure in office for the second term simply because he is a Muslim like them.
Ganduje, in a audio clip published Friday night by BBC Hausa, said Oyetola was the only Muslim Governor in South-West Nigeria, which makes him their ‘brother’.
The Kano Governor, who visited a mosque in Osogbo on Friday during the Jumaat prayers, spoke during his meeting with the Hausa community in Osogbo, where he canvassed they vote for Oyetola.
According to Ganduje: “I have come to this mosque to talk to the Muslims here. Please, the person you should vote for is Oyetola. Do you know why? This is because he is a Muslim like you. We are guiding you on the path (to follow).”
Ganduje also noted that the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress was asked to pick a fellow Muslim as running mate, which he did.
According to him, that was enough reason for them to vote for the incumbent Governor, who he claimed would “build your markets, roads and bring development to your community.”
Responding to a question asked by a member of the audience, he said, “For the progress of the country, we don’t have to be religious-bias. Christians are also our brothers, too. We must also support them.
“When the Hausa said they are the ones that should return to the seat, we said no, ‘It was the turn of the Yoruba.’
“That is why we have chosen Bola Ahmed Tinubu. That is the only way we will be able to avert fighting and crises. I’m here to help our brother (Oyetola) who we want to win the election tomorrow (today).”