Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has admitted that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, supported the Muslim-Muslim ticket in 1993.
Omokri made this on Monday after a book written by the former vice president revealed that he may have supported the Abiola-Kingibe ticket during the 1993 presidential election.
Naija News reported that the book titled, ‘My Life, shows that Atiku supported the presidential ambition of MKO Abiola for a vice-presidential candidate slot.
Abiola, however, dropped Atiku and picked Babagana Kingibe as his running mate in the election.
Atiku in the book claimed that the late former president, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, at the time was pissed with the betrayal of Abiola who had dropped Atiku for Kingibe.
In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, Omokri said that Atiku may have supported the Abiola-Kingibe ticket in 1993 because there was no terrorism and banditry.
The former Presidential aide added that there was no reason to doubt the Muslim-Muslim ticket in 1993, admitting that he also supported Abiola to emerge as President.
He wrote: “Yes, Atiku may have supported Abiola-Kingibe Muslim-Muslim ticket in 1993, but this is 2023. In 1993, there was no Boko Haram or ISWAP. We did not have bandits. There was no Hisbah in Kano. Muslims were not heading all 3 arms of government. Even me, I supported MKO!”
Recall that the PDP presidential candidate recently claimed that he refused to pick Bola Tinubu as his running mate in 2007 because he is against a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
A statement which was denied by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, who claimed Atiku begged him to be his running mate.[carousel_slide id='8496']