A support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) identified as the Forum of Buhari Support Group (FOBS-G) has praised the emergence of Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu for the 2023 elections.
The group in a statement on Sunday in Abuja signed by its chairman, Dr. Abiso Kabir, said the choice of Shettima is a step in the right direction. He listed some of the achievements of the former Borno State Governor particularly in fighting insecurity and terrorism. According to Kabir, Shettima as an economist and a politician has all the qualities to compliment Tinubu and move the nation forward. “With the approval of the National Security Adviser and the Nigerian Army in 2013, his government formalised establishment of youth volunteers called the Civilian JTF. “The volunteers have played a very significant role in supporting the military in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram insurgents. “He approves salaries, kits and patrol vehicles for the civilian JTF while at the same time giving so much support to the Nigerian Armed Forces has so far been driving key changes in the affairs of the forum with focus on promoting northern unity and reviving ailing industries belonging to northern States,” he said. It will be recalled that Tinubu on Sunday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, announced the choice of former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as his substantive running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
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