•Says Southern Muslim/Northern Christian ticket cannot win presidential poll in Nigeria

In this interview with John Alechenu, Elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai, speaks about the controversy generated by the Muslim/Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the danger posed to Nigeria’s democracy by the growing monetization of politics.

There has been an outcry over the decision of the Presidential Candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to choose a fellow Muslim, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his running mate. Some have expressed fears that the decision could further polarize the country.