- Tinubu's presidential ambition gets a major boost again as Senator Kashim Shettima revealed what the North cannot afford to do to him in 2023
- The former governor of Borno state disclosed that the North cannot afford to let the guard of the APC national leader down ahead of the polls
- Shettima who made this disclosure at a recent interview noted further that this is the time for the north to pay Tinubu back, as one good turn deservs another
Senator Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State, has said this is the time for the North to support the presidential ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, February 13, Shettima, insisted that it is a payback time for Tinubu, who did a lot in actualising the long-time ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari, who defeated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Shettima said Tinubu had supported President Buhari through thick and thin, and one good turn always deserves another.
He said that before supporting Buhari, the former Lagos State governor shelved his ambition and supported two presidential aspirants from the North.
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“Without the block support of the South-West, it would have been difficult for President Buhari to emerge as the candidate of the APC. Tinubu worked for Buhari in 2015 and in 2019.”
2023: Shettima reveals what will happen to youths supporting "older politicians"
Shettima Yerima, President of the Arewa Youths Forum, on Tuesday, February 1, cautioned Nigerian youths against voting for older politicians, stating that any young Nigerian in support of the older generation of Nigerians in the coming election is “on a self-destructive mission.”
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Shettima said that he has always maintained that the youths cannot afford to support any age beyond 60 years of age, stating that any age beyond the range of 60 is unacceptable.
Recently, debates on the age of politicians have become major political topics at different fora, particularly since the declaration by some politicians that they are running in the 2023 presidential election.
Legit.ng had reported earlier that a group affiliated with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had warned the party against going for a politician within or above the age of 70.
Recall Legit.ng had reported President Muhammadu Buhari complaining that age was telling on him and he was waiting patiently to pass the baton to another leader.
The president was, however, quick to say he won’t give up on the numerous assignments before him as they were part of the job he had signed to do.