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2023: Tinubu explains why he chose Shettima as running mate

Tinubu and Shettima

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has revealed why he chose former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima as his running mate,

Tinubu said he chose Shettima because he is “competent and reliable”.

KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that Tinubu announced Shettima as his running mate after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura home in Katsina State on Sunday.

Speaking with journalists shortly after meeting with the President, he said, “I chose him because he is competent, capable and reliable.”

The reason for the visit, he said, “We came to pay homage to him (Buhari) and to share part of his holiday and lunch. And to discuss the question of my substantive running mate.

“The one we put in as placement has withdrawn today. There has been an announcement to replace him fully with a substantive candidate, Kashim Shettima.”

Responding to APC’s chances in next year’s presidential elections, Tinubu said, “We are going to win Insha Allah. Because we are a progressive party. We have the focus on the Nigerian problems, and we face the challenge squarely, and we’re not running away from it. We have a better programme for the people and about the people, and we are ready to serve.

“Within a short period, there’s been a strong foundation on infrastructure. We faced a challenge of terrorism, we know that. It’s only a poor thinker and observer who will not recognize the challenge. But once you recognize the challenge, you can prepare yourself very well to tackle it and defeat it. And that is what our party is all about.”

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