Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, claimed on Sunday in Daura that he picked Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno State, as his running mate because he is “capable and loyal.”
This came as he asserted that the APC is prepared to serve and has a better plan for the nation.
Soon after paying the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret. ), a visit at his Daura residence in Katsina State, Tinubu made this statement.
He said in a statement shortly after a private meeting with the President that he chose Shettima as his running mate because “he is competent, capable, and reliable.”
Regarding the reason for his visit, he stated, “We came to honor him (Buhari) and to partake in a meal and a portion of his festival. And to talk about the issue of my actual running mate.
“The person we placed has withdrawn today,” A decision has been made to completely replace him with Kashim Shettima, a strong candidate.
The former governor of Lagos State responded, “We are going to win, insha Allah,” when asked about his party’s prospects in the upcoming presidential elections. because our party is progressive. We are keeping our attention on the issues in Nigeria, tackling the challenge head-on, and not backing away. We are prepared to serve and have a better program for and about the people.
A solid infrastructure foundation has been established in a short amount of time. We are aware that terrorism presented a challenge to us. Only a poor observer and thinker would fail to see the difficulty. But once you’re aware of the difficulty, you may well organize your efforts to meet and overcome it. And that is the main focus of our party.
Ibrahim Masari, the APC candidate’s running mate in the presidential race, announced his resignation from the party earlier on Sunday.
“This is to inform our esteemed party leaders under our able President, Muhammadu Buhari, teeming party members, and the great people of Nigeria, of the outcome of a crucial discussion I just had with the flagbearer of our great party, the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Masari wrote in a letter he signed and addressed to APC members.
I had the distinct honor and privilege of being chosen as Asiwaju Tinubu’s running mate last month during a hotly contested presidential primary ahead of the main election in 2023.
“However, after considerable thought and extensive deliberation, I now wish to resign. I came to realize that my choice would offer Asiwaju more freedom to accommodate and include more individuals, which would put our party in a better position to win the upcoming elections with the backing of Nigerians.
“By standing aside, I feel I can still contribute to our party and the nation in a number of other ways.
“I want to confirm that I have given my resignation letter and affidavit to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the vice-presidential candidate in the upcoming elections.”