- For Bashir Ahmad, competence is the major factor to look out for in choosing Bola Tinubu's running mate
- The former presidential media aide shared this thought in a tweet he shared on Monday, June 13
- Ahmad noted that even if the APC presidential candidate is yet to make his choice, Nigerians can be sure that he or she will be the best man for the position
Bashir Ahmad, a former media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has spoken on what Nigerians should focus on as the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu continues his search for a running mate.
In a tweet shared on Monday, June 13, Ahmad stated that competence is key in looking for who will be the All Progressives Congress (APC) running mate for Tinubu.
The former presidential media aide said even at the moment no one knows the identity of Tinubu's deputy, Nigerians should be sure that he will be a competent person for the job.
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"For most of us who are ready to elect Asiwaju Tinubu as President of this country next year, we care more about the competency of his soon-to-be chosen deputy then his tribe or religion.
"We have no idea, what religion the deputy will belong to, but we are so sure he is competent."
APC NWC member reveals former northern governor allegedly selected as Tinubu’s running mate
Meanwhile, a member of the APC's National Working Committee (NWC) claims Senator Kashim Shettima had been selected by northern stakeholders as running mate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling party.
The NWC member whose name was not revealed alleged that the northern stakeholders believe Shettima, a former Borno governor, is a better option than the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who were also reportedly being considered.
The anonymous NWC member said that “after careful consideration we settled for Senator Shettima. He will give us the votes we need.”
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