Awolowo was a Christian, so was Akintola his Deputy but when Akintola and Awolowo parted ways, Awolowo brought Alhaji Adegbenro to Power as Premier and Balewa helped to sack Adegbenro and returned Akintola.
POLITICS is not religion.
When Kingibe was asked, during a debate in 1993, “Abiola and You are Muslims, how will the interest of Christians be protected in your government?”.
Kingibe replied “Abiola and I are never and will never be representing Muslims or Christians in government, the interest of Muslims will be handled by Sultan of Sokoto while that of Christians will be handled by Okogie(the CAN President), we are representing Nigerians regardless of their religions. My Boss Abiola comes from Majority Yoruba in the SW, I come from the Minority Kanuri in the NE. Abiola comes from core Private Sector, I come from core Public Sector to save Nigeria and move our country beyond the reach of bigotry…..”
That ‘MuslimMuslim’ Ticket won in 1993. Guess what? The man who annulled it was IBB a Muslim from the North and handed over to unelected Shonekan, a Christian from the South!!!!
Political Office is not religion, do not bring religion to it and don’t be deceived by fanatics.
Good leaders are the best medicine for bigotry!
Have a good day.