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2023 Presidency: APC Reacts As Tinubu Picks Shettima As Running Mate

2023 Presidency: APC Reacts As Tinubu Picks Shettima As Running Mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the emergence of former Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima as the running mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election.

The ruling party in a statement on Sunday described Shetima as a “truly competent, capable, reliable and able choice.” Naija News recalls Tinubu on Sunday, announced Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 presidential race. Explaining why he eventually opted for a Muslim-Muslim ticket, the APC presidential candidate defended his reason for not picking a Christian as his running mate. The former governor of Lagos State said all his life, decisions regarding the team around and supporting him had always been guided by the principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness, and adherence to excellence. Tinubu said his decision to pick Shettima was arrived at after wide consultation. The APC national leader said he appreciates the perspectives of leading members of the party, political allies and key national figures “who see Nigeria’s future as I do”. Reacting to the choice, APC via its official Twitter handle also congratulated Shettima on his emergence as Tinubu’s running mate. The party wrote: “Our great party congratulates H.E. Kashim Shettima on his emergence as the running mate to our presidential candidate, H.E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A truly competent, capable, reliable and able choice.” https://twitter.com/OfficialAPCNg/status/1546218916669693952

This article was originally published on Naija News

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