Former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has revealed that Bola Tinubu emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate against all odds due to his tenacity.
Shettima stated that Tinubu’s personality and nationwide appeal were other factors which led to his emergence as the APC flagbearer in the 2023 general elections.
The lawmaker representing Borno Central District in the National Assembly made this known in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
Shettima noted that the endorsement of Tinubu by six aspirants before the primary election shows that the former Lagos governor is well respected across the country.
He asserted that Tinubu’s promise of better days for Nigerians across all divides resonated with party members, stakeholders and delegates that voted at the party’s primary.
Shettima, however, revealed there was more task ahead for Tinubu to face and called on other aspirants to join hands with the party’s candidate to win the 2023 presidential election.
He wrote, “Our victory in the @OfficialAPCNg Presidential primaries is a testament to widespread belief in @officialABAT’s promise of better days by Nigerians across all divides. This is a victory for all of us, for those who defied pedestrian propaganda and falsehoods to stand with the truth
“This is the first lap of our race to rekindle your faith in Nigeria and pride in its possibilities in a fast-changing world. Asiwaju emerged as Victor against all odds because you elected to see through the mud thrown at him by those who couldn’t match his political credentials.
“The endorsement of Asiwaju by six aspirants even before the election, which he won by a massive landslide, underscored his mass appeal among the esteemed contenders. Thus, we call on them to join us in the second lap of this race. We can’t afford to do so without a united front.
“I congratulate you for being a part of this history and doing so without underlining any of the country’s fault-lines. This is the maturity and wisdom we intend to adopt in the coming days to bring you, patriots of a great nation, under one umbrella to market Asiwaju’s ideals.”
This article was originally published on Naija News