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Edo guber: Muslim group warns against Christian-Christian ticket



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Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, a group of the Muslim community has vowed to reject any political party flying a Christian-Christian ticket for the governorship and Deputy governorship seats.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, the leader of the group, Mallam Sulaiman Alhassan, said the Muslim community in Edo State has been marginalized and relegated to the background for too long in the political affairs of the state.

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He said the political calculation that has short-changed Muslims in Edo State should now give way for a more egalitarian political structure that will secure for them the Deputy-Governorship ticket in the next dispensation.

“For so long,  Muslims in Edo State have been out of political mainstream due to outright discrimination.  

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“This time, we hope political parties fielding aspirants would field Christian/Muslim joint tickets because we will not accept anything less.

The group said it will not accept anything short as Edo State prepares for election this November; warning to “punish” political parties and their candidates that fail to lean towards its demands.


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