2023: Tinubu Picks Former Borno Governor Shettima As His Running Mate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.

Tinubu revealed this on Sunday in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State.

He briefed reporters about the choice at the end of a close-door meeting that lasted about an hour with Buhari at the President’s residence.

According to the APC stalwart, Shettima was selected because the former Borno State governor is “competent, capable, reliable and able to be picked as a running mate”.

The APC presidential candidate was accompanied to Daura by Governor Aminu Masari shortly after his aircraft landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport in Katsina State.

Reacting to the development, Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, described Senator Kashim Shetima is a worthy choice of a running mate to Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu.


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