Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate has formerly announced former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as his running mate, OBSERVERSTIMES learnt.
Tinubu disclosed this personally in Daura, Katsina State on Sunday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammedu Buhari.
The APC candidate had gone to Daura, where the president is observing his Sallah break to unveil his running mate to the President.
Shettima has been a vocal ally of Tinubu. In January, Shettima had asked President Muhamadu Buhari and APC to see Tinubu’s presidential ambition as pay back time for what he did for the party to come to power in 2015.
Shettima gave the indication at a conference organised by the Support Groups Management Council (SGMC) for Tinubu in Abuja. He said it was the Asiwaju of Lagos that ensured the emergence of Buhari as APC Presidential candidate.
He said: “In 2015, some aspirants with a very huge war chest were itching to cling to the ticket of the APC, like the rock of gibraltar, Asiwaju and his progressive team stood solidly behind the candidate of President Muhamadu Buhari.”
The Senator, representing Borno Central in the Senate questioned where were the new members of what he called: “The Buhari’s Church of Latter Days Saints”, saying their political loyalty did not lay with the President in that particular convention.
He has said power should shift to the South in 2023 for equity, justice as well as fairness and Tinubu should be given the choice of first refusal as more than any other person, he had sacrificed more for the APC.