A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabir Ibrahim Masari, has formally stepped down as the running mate of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Kumornews stories that Tinubu had earlier submitted the title of the APC chieftain to the Self sustaining Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC) as a placeholder till a substantive running mate is launched.
On the opposite hand, the APC Presidential flagbearer has confirmed ancient Governor of Borno Recount, Kashim Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 election.
In a letter he in my idea signed on Sunday, Masari has confirmed that he has stepped down as the running mate to Tinubu and has submitted his withdrawal letter and affidavit to that make.
He acknowledged his decision will enable Tinubu to give more lodging and inclusion that will convey the APC to raise the arrival elections, with the strengthen of the people of Nigeria.
Masari, on the other hand, expressed hope that he can composed wait on the ruling party and the nation in different a quantity of roles.
The letter reads: “This is to expose our esteemed party leaders beneath our able President Muhammadu Buhari, teeming party members and the extensive people of Nigeria, of the terminate results of a valuable dialogue I simply had with the flag-bearer of our extensive party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Snatch that I had the singular honour and privilege of being nominated as the running-mate to Asiwaju Tinubu final month after keenly contested presidential primaries forward of the 2023 smartly-liked elections.
“But, after powerful reflection and wider consultations, I now desire to step down. I realized that my decision will enable Asiwaju to bear more latitude to give more lodging and inclusion that will convey our party to raise the arrival elections, with the strengthen of the people of Nigeria.
“In stepping down, I bellow I can composed wait on our party and the nation in different a quantity of capacities.
“I desire to ascertain that I genuinely bear submitted my withdrawal letter and affidavit to that make as the vice-presidential candidate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TInubu within the arrival elections.
“On behalf of myself and household, I desire to sincerely thank Asiwaju Tinubu — the Incoming President, Insha Allah — for his have confidence in me and we promise to dwell steadfast in our strengthen for him and the party.”