Tinubu finally names Kashim Shettima as running mate

Bola Tinubu

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu on Sunday announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

He announced this while addressing journalists in Katsina following a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari.

On Saturday, Ibrahim Masari in a statement announced his decision to step down as APC vice-presidential nominee.

He said his decision followed a crucial discussion he had with Tinubu.

“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 flag-bearer of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Masari said.

”Recall that I had the singular honour and privilege of being nominated as the running-mate to Asiwaju Tinubu last month after a keenly contested presidential primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections.

”But, after much reflection and wider consultations, I now wish to step down. I realized that my decision will enable Asiwaju have more latitude to give more accommodation and inclusion that will position our party to win the coming elections, with the support of the people of Nigeria.

”In stepping down, I believe I can still serve our party and the country in several other capacities.”

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