President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has confirmed former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as the running mate of Bola Tinubu under the All Progressives Congress.
This is coming after Tinubu, the presidential candidate of APC confirmed Shettima as his running mate despite calls against Muslim/Muslim tickets.
The spokesman to President Buhari, Garba Shehu in the statement released on Sunday noted that Tinubu informed the president that Shettima was chosen based on his competence.
The statement reads, “Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, paid Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari, honouring the President with information on his choice of running mate, Sen. Kashim Ibrahim Shettima.”
“Shettima, a serving Senator representing Borno Central, was a former Governor of Borno State.”
“After conferring with President Buhari, the APC Presidential Candidate, accompanied by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, told newsmen that the President had to be properly notified before an announcement would be made.”
“Asiwaju said the choice was based on the competence of the candidate.”
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