- The former chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Mai Buni, has commended the presidential candidate, Bola, for picking Shettima as his running mate
- The Yobe state governor stated that the Muslim-Muslim ticket would make the party stronger ahead of the 2023 general elections
- Buni noted further that the duo practices religious tolerance and has been working and living with people of other faiths for a very long time
Tinubu-Shettima's ticket would make APC stronger ahead of 2023 - Buni
In a statement issued on Monday, July 11, signed by his spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, the governor noted that the decision would expand the party's fortunes and enrich its chances of victory in the 2023 poll.
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His statement read in part:
"The combination of Tinubu and Shettima makes the party stronger to approach the presidential election next year with a clear victory."
Buni added that the ruling party's presidential and vice-presidential candidates were people with blessed and beautiful experiences when it comes to governance.
The APC chieftain cited their leadership experiences, skills and success stories, which have prepared them for the country's leadership.
He however maintained that Nigeria needs their excellent combination and experience as the world's economy is currently at a critical stage.
Remains united and focused on 2023 - Buni
Governor Buni urged the party to remain united and channel its focus toward a successful 2023 outing.
Buni described Tinubu and Shettima as religious friendly persons, tolerant, working and living with people from different faiths.
Governor Buni said:
"With a population of over 40 million members, the APC will, by the grace of God, win the 2023 elections fairly and squarely."
Buni Wednesday, Thursday, Friday work-free Days, gives reason
Yobe state's civil servants have been given a reason to be part of the country's decision-making process come 2023.
This is as Governor Mai Mala Buni directed workers to stay off work on Wednesday, June 29, Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1, to register for permanent voters card.
Meanwhile, the acting head of service has urged all essential service providers in the state to remain on alert.