APC Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, finally picked his running mate as Kashim Shettima, and it elicited reactions ensuing from the requires from the voters that it haven’t got been a MUSLIM-MUSLIM impress.
Tinubu provided Shettima as his running mate after paying a focus on over with to President Buhari in Daura nowadays, July 10.
Speaking to newsmen on why he picked the aged governor of Borno who is also a Muslim as his vice presidential candidate, Tinubu mentioned;
“Senator Kasim Shettima’s profession in politics and beyond exhibits that he’s eminently adequate no longer handiest to teach that every particular person well-known electoral victory, nonetheless, also, step into the shoes of the Vice President. As a man with the flexibility, maturity, strength of character, and patriotism he has my implicit self perception and faith.”
“I am aware that many will proceed focal level on a particular detail, the search files from of his faith. Nonetheless, if we in actuality understand the challenges upon us a nation, then we have to always also watch the imperative of inserting competence in governance above non secular sentiment.
In 1993, Nigerians embody Chief MKO Abiola and a fellow Muslim running mate, Baba Gana Kingibe in a single in all our fairest elections ever held.
The spirit of 1993 is upon us again in 2023. As such, the impress we masks nowadays represents a milestone in our political historical past. It symbolizes our birthday celebration’s dedication to be a leading mild amongst political parties in Africa.
The democratic direction of and the decorum that characterised our presidential primaries and the series of our vice presidential candidate exemplifies why we are the birthday celebration of the oldsters and of the betterment of their future.
With this preference the All Progressives Congress completely shall proceed to be the birthday celebration that exhibits the approach and carries this nation in direction of its most productive future. I implore you all to be a part of with me on this jog to a brighter future.”