The vice-president-elect, Kashim Shettima, claims that Bola Tinubu’s upcoming administration has no plans to Islamize Nigeria. Shettima stated that Tinubu, the president-elect, cannot Islamize the country since he has not done so to his family while speaking at the inaugural speech on Saturday in Abuja.
Shettima responded to the debate over the Muslim-Muslim ticket by claiming that he purposefully chose an Igbo man who is a Catholic as his head security officer and a northern Christian as his aide de camp to foster unity.
‘I was a child of necessity, there is no Islamisation agenda. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Muslim who is married to a Christian, not only a Christian but a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God,” he said. For someone who has not Islamised his family, people are alluding that he has the intention to Islamise the nation.
“Politics is about perception. As we begin the formation of a new administration, I deliberately picked an Igbo man, a Catholic, to be my chief security officer.
I purposely chose a northern Christian to be my ADC to foster inclusivity and unity. This means that the purported Boko Haram founder would be safeguarded.
The former governor of Borno continued by saying that the Tinubu administration understood the gravity of the work that lay ahead and that they were prepared to assist Nigerians.
“We are here to help. We must pay attention. We are here to answer for our actions. We are not on a mission to spread Christianity. So, like all mortals, we occasionally make mistakes. None of these errors could have been planned, he continued.