- Bola Tinubu has been praised by his running mate Kashim Shettima for what he did to develop Lagos
- According to the former Borno state governor, Lagos state could be best described as a slum when Tinubu took over
- Going further, Shettima said Tinubu will bring his wealth of experience to bear if elected as Nigeria’s president next month
Former Borno state governor and running mate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, has enlightened some Nigerians on the development of Lagos state.
According to Shettima, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate was key to the transformation of Lagos state.
The APC vice presidential candidate disclosed this during a Lagos state banquet for President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, January 23, Channels Television reports.
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“When Asiwaju became the governor of Lagos, you and I know that the fear of Lagos for the average northerner was the beginning of wisdom.
“Lagos was a super slum but because of the quality of this man’s ideas, Lagos is now the third-largest economy in Africa. From N600m, Lagos government is now generating N61b every month as the internally generated revenue, and Lagos is now projected to be the third-largest economy by the end of the decade.”
Shettima tells Nigerians to vote for Tinubu
Going further, he added that Tinubu can bring his wealth of experience to bear if elected as Nigeria’s president next month. He called on voters to queue behind the APC flagbearer.
“I will urge you all to vote for the one that would sustain the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari; for someone who has the integrity, the character, and the skillsets to catapult this nation to a higher pedestal."
Northern APC governor speaks on dumping Tinubu ahead of 2023 presidential election
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says he remains an ardent supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Bello was reacting to a newspaper publication on Sunday, January 22, claiming that he has withdrawn support for Tinubu. The Kogi state governor described the report as fake news.
Governor Bello also demanded that the publication be retracted within 24 hours just as he threatened legal action should the publishers fail to grant his demand.
2023 elections: Senate President Lawan asks north to vote for Tinubu
In another report, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, urged the northern region to vote for Tinubu in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Lawan spoke on Monday, January 23, at the APC presidential rally in Bauchi state which was attended by the candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other party stalwarts.
This was disclosed in a statement sent to Legit.ng by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, a member of the Tinubu Media Office.