Former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff has applauded the choice of Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
It will be recalled that Tinubu after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, announced the choice of former Borno State Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
The announcement effectively confirmed the decision by the ruling party to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential race despite a good section of Nigerians rejecting the idea.
It has also attracted a barrage of reactions from Nigerians both on social media and off social media.
In a statement released by his aide, Cairo Ojougboh on Sunday night, Sherriff congratulated Shettima on his nomination as the 2023 APC Vice-Presidential candidate.
The former Borno governor urged the party chieftains to galvanise support for Tinubu and Shettima ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He also promised to ensure that the APC wins the coming elections with a landslide.
Sherriff, however, stated that Shettima notified him of his nomination as the running mate to Tinubu, refuting media reports that he is in a cold war with his successor.
The statement reads: “I, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff on behalf of my political associates and family, hereby congratulates Senator Kashim Shettima on his nomination as APC Vice-Presidential candidate by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State.
“For the records, Shettima personally notified me of his nomination as soon as he was informed of it, and I have given him my blessings.
“All party stakeholders and members must work together to ensure that APC wins the 2023 presidential election irrespective of whatever sentiments we may harbour.
“As an individual and a critical stakeholder of the APC, I am ready to work with the team and other stakeholders of the party to ensure its electoral victory in the 2023 general elections at all levels.
“I will do everything humanly possible to ensure that the APC wins the coming elections in a landslide.
“We are all APC members and should come together and campaign for the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket and for the party to win the elections at all levels.
“From the depth of my heart, I support the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket and I believe that with Allah on our side, our victory is assured.”
This article was originally published on Naija News