- The APC vice-presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, has opined that voting strategy in the 2023 elections will be about competence over primordial sentiments
- Shettima, while speaking on Wednesday, July 20, at the unveiling of his candidacy as the running mate of Tinubu, said he was nominated and not imposed
- The former Borno state governor added that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling party is a sign of hope and progress for the country
How Tinubu picked Shettima as running mate
Tinubu decided to announce Shettima as his running mate after meeting with stakeholders of the ruling party.
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Controversy around Shettima as Tinubu's running mate
However, his nomination has generated criticism on the ground of sharing the same religious faith with the presidential candidate, a Muslim from Southern Nigeria.
Some of those who have kicked against the decision and threatened not to vote for the ruling party are Christian organisations, and some concern Nigerians.
My nomination beacons hope and progress - Shettima
Shettima, while giving an acceptance speech, stated that the joint ticket is a beacon of hope and progress for Nigerians. The lawmaker promised to provide purposeful leadership and unite the country.
“This ticket isn’t an imposition; it’s an outcome of democracy at its practical best and based on the aggregation of the ideas and insights of our great party’s stakeholders.
If this were an unpopular option, as the cast of partisan provocateurs has attempted to paint, there wouldn’t have been the tones of goodwill messages, especially from distinguished Christians, from all over the country.
Muslim-Muslim Tickets: Tinubu Drops Powerful Quotes as APC unveils Shettima
Bola Tinubu, as reported by legit.ng, the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC, has told Nigerians to shun religious and ethnic diversity.
Tinubu, while speaking on the emergence of Kashim Shettima as his running mate, disclosed that his decision was borne out of the Nigeria project and not personal interest as speculated.
The former governor of Lagos state urged Nigerians to start educating and raising their children and grandchildren outside the religious and ethnic boxes.