Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode says the election of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections will not be cancelled.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, would be the first Kanuri to be elected Vice President if APC wins.
He said that late MKO Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 presidential election, Babagana Kingibe, would have been the first Kanuri to emerge as the vice president but the election was annulled.
The APC chieftain, therefore, expressed confidence that the next year’s election results would not be annulled.
Fani-Kayode tweeted: “No Kanuri has ever sat on the throne as a democratically-elected President or Vice President in Nigeria. Babagana Kingibe was elected Vice President in 1993 but it was annulled. Kashim Shettima will be the first Kanuri to be elected Vice President and to sit on the throne because he and Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s election will not be annuled!”
No Kanuri has ever SAT ON THE THRONE as a DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED Pres. or VP in Nigeria. Babagana Kingibe was elected VP in 1993 but it was ANNULLED. Kashim Shettima will be the FIRST Kanuri to be elected VP & to SIT ON THE THRONE because He & BAT's election will NOT be annuled!— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) August 30, 2022
Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has distanced himself from reports of a deal to support the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar, flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He further made a mockery of the ‘Obidient movement’, stating that the former Governor of Anambra State was taking them to nowhere.
Speaking on Wednesday via his Director General of Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, Obi denied the reports, saying they were utterly false.
Okupe further noted that the former Anambra state governor was ‘far ahead’ of all the other presidential candidates in the country, and as such cannot step down his aspiration for anyone.
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