- The leadership of the ruling APC on Wednesday officially presented Kashim Shettima as Bola Tinubu's running mate for the 2023 election
- In a new development, Bola Tinubu during the ceremony held in Abuja disclosed his choice of Shettima was the best he made so far
- In a mix, the APC vice presidential candidate after the unveiling noted that the Muslim-Muslim ticket is a Nigerian project
Two-term Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima says his emergence as the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s vice-presidential candidate shows that Nigerians are ready to choose competence over “primordial sentiments”.
The event heralds hope for the ruling party
The event was held on Wednesday, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua centre in Abuja.
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Tinubu, a Muslim from the south-west, had, on July 10, announced Shettima, a Muslim from the north-east, as his running mate.
Shettima speaks on the Muslim-Muslim ticket
The Muslim-Muslim ticket had elicited criticism from some Nigerians who described it as an “injustice” to the Christian community.
However, Shettima said his becoming the APC vice-presidential candidate is based on democratic values not otherwise.
“The goodwill messages that have poured in, since the announcement of my selection as running mate to the high-performing Jagaban Borgu, easily underscore the depth of hope that our people are investing in the ticket.”
2023: Osinbajo clashes with APC, Tinubu over Muslim-Muslim ticket
An emerging report has it that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is in a heated clash with the APC and Bola Tinubu.
It was gathered that the adoption of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the presidential flagbearer of the APC has ignited a new wave of tension in the party.
A verified source from the state house said Osinbajo expressed a serious objection to the adoption of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the ruling party.
Tinubu, Atiku, Obi in tight spot as Fulani Herdsmen issue strong warning ahead of 2023 election
The Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has tasked Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi and other political parties candidates ahead of the anticipated 2023 general elections.
The call was made by the national president of the Fulani socio-cultural group, Hon. Khalil Mohd Bello in a statement issued on Tuesday, July 19.
It was reported that Bello said that all presidential candidates across political parties must fully incorporate livestock development in their policies and programs or risk losing their bloc votes in the election.