The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is giving reasons for choosing Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
He announced Shettima today after a much awaited wait by his supporters and oppositers.
He however said in Shettima he saw a working partner that can help him achieve his goals as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Bola Tinubu said he is not unmindful of feeling in many quarters especially those who are skeptical about the Muslim-Muslim ticket saying Nigeria is a State that competence should take priority above sentiment. Shettima is a Muslim, Kanuri by birth from the North, a reminder of MKO Abiola/Kingibe ticket.
Shettima is a well educated Nigerian with a vast working experience in both public and private sectors, a former governor and current senator.
Below is Bola Tinubu full statement on why he chooses Shettima as running mate
Statement by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential Flag Bearer of the All Progressives Congress on his Choice of the Vice Presidential Candidate. July 10, 2022.
1. Fellow Nigerians, we enter a moment of renewed hope. We hold the chance to move the nation and our collective cause forward as never before. Let us seize this moment so that history may write kindly of us.