- Former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has expressed satisfaction with the APC Muslim-Muslim ticket
- The presidential candidate of the NNPP said that the choice of Tinubu's running mate, Kashim Shettima, is a very good combination, adding that Tinubu is a very good strategist
- However, Kwankwaso expressed concern about what Tinubu would do differently from what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing presently
The Punch reported that Kwankwaso, in an Arise TV interview, disclosed that Shettima was his colleague as a governor during his second term.
"He's a gentleman, he's a good man. I wish him well."
Muslim-Muslim ticket: VON DG reveals who may have influenced Tinubu's choice of Shettima as running mate
PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on Instagram - get the most important news directly in your favourite app!
Tinubu announces Shettima as his running mate
Shettima, a banker-turned-politician, is a senator representing Borno central district and was described as a good man by the former governor of Kano state.
The former Kano governor expressed satisfaction with the Muslim/Muslim combination, adding that his "only worry is the platform ( the APC). This platform…I don't know."
Tinubu is a very good strategist - Kwankwaso
Kwankwaso added that the APC presidential candidate is a very good strategist, revealing he had sat with him an "uncountable number of times from 1992" until now.
Can Tinubu act differently from Buhari - Kwankwaso
2023: Kwankwaso drops strong message about Tinubu's health, campaign as Shettima is confirmed running mate
He, however, expressed concern about what Tinubu will do differently from what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing presently.
"I wish I will see him to ask what he'll do differently from what the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari is doing today. That is my serious concern for him", Kwankwaso said.
The 65-year-old Kwankwaso was a former minister of defence and a former senator who represented the Kano central senatorial district between 2015 to 2019.
2023: As merger talk with NNPP failed, Kwankwaso, LP, speaks on Peter Obi's real running mate
The Labour Party has chosen Friday, July 8, as its date to unveil Peter Obi's running mate ahead of 2023.
This came after failed talks on the running mate issue with the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Giving the news on Tuesday, July 5, the spokesman of the national coalition of the Third Force, Tanko Yunusa, said the party has moved on to greater things.