Vice President Namadi Sambo yesterday urged the electorate not to be deceived by anyone into voting in the name of religion in the upcoming general elections.
The vice president made the plea in Minna, the Niger State capital, during the presidential campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sambo reminded the electorate that if it is on the basis of religion, the ruling PDP has more Muslims in its leadership than the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He said “when people bring the issue of religion to deceive you, our party has more Muslims than APC. Therefore if this (is) the yardstick, we then have an edge.
“Our chairman is a Muslim; the Director General of our campaign is a Muslim likewise. I Namadina Namadina Sambo is a Muslim. It is only our presidential candidate that is a Christian.
“In APC, their chairman is a Christian, their Campaign Director General is a Christian and the Vice President is a Pastor. Now let me ask you, which between the parties has more Muslims?”
The vice president continued: “Nigeria belongs to both Christians and Muslims. During Tafawa-Balewa, he worked with Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe a Christian, during Shagari he worked with Alex Ekweme, Obasanjo with Atiku, late Umaru Yaradua with Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and now Goodluck with Namadi”.