Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe, said Nigerians should focus on the achievements that leaders can bring rather than their religion.
Yahaya said this while speaking on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim-Muslim ticket in an interview published by BBC Hausa on Saturday.
The governor said leadership affects everyone, regardless of religion or tribe.
On July 10, Kashim Shettima, former Governor of Borno State, was announced as the running mate of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu for the 2023 elections.
“There are a lot of things to consider before choosing a running mate,” Yahaya said.
“What I do know is that the policy itself and the management of an administration are guided by laws.
“The law allows it; in fact, the law didn’t even mention religion in this matter, and what I believe is that people should understand that one who will be fair, righteous and visionary who can look back and identify the right people who to team up with in order to Succeed is someone we should be concerned about, not religion.
“If you say it’s only for Christians or Muslims, what about traditional worshipers or those who don’t even have a religion? they also exist in Nigeria.
“What we want is to win the elections and form an administration that will rule with fairness, justice, a government that will give a poor Nigerian a life of ease and peace.
“What we are looking for is APC success.”