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    Ruling APC Unveils Shettima As Tinubu’s Running Mate Amid Muslim-Muslim Ticket Controversy


    Jul 20, 2022

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday unveiled a former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as its 2023 presidential running mate at an event in Abuja.

    Former Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this via a tweet.

    “Our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), unveils Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he tweeted.

    SaharaReporters had reported that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had been fuming over the decision of Tinubu to pick Shettima as his running mate.

    Following the criticisms that trailed the Muslim/Muslim ticket of the Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), the APC leader’s camp has gone to hire some Christians bishops to attend the formal unveiling of his Vice Presidential candidae, Shettima.

    The bishops who were in their robes were sighted at the event which is currently taking place at Shehu Musa Yar,adu Centre Abuja.

    The incident that caused stir at the entrance of the event as crowd taunted them and shouted “The bishops are here.”

    Meanwhile the so-called bishops could not get seats at the main hall of the as they were seen being ushered to the gallery which served as overflow.

    As at time of this report Tinubu and Shettima have arrived at the venue of event.

    Recall that many Nigerians have continued to express disappointment in the choice of a Muslim-Muslim pairing ticket by the APC flag bearer for the 2023 general elections.

    They described the action as an attempt to trample on the religious rights of Nigerians.




    Original Author

    SaharaReporters, New York

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