Details Emerge As Shettima Meets IBB, Abdusalami Ahead of Tinubu's Presidency

Details Emerge As Shettima Meets IBB, Abdusalami Ahead of Tinubu's Presidency

  • The vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, has held a closed-door meeting with the 2 former heads of state from Niger state
  • On Thursday, Shettima met with former military President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar
  • Addressing journalists after the meeting, Shettima said the 2 statesmen are beacons of hope for Nigeria and that Tinubu's presidency would need them

Minna, Niger - Kashim Shettima, the vice president-elect, has met with the ex-military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, behind a closed door in Minna, Niger state capital.

The former governor of Borno state also visited the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Farouk Bahago, Leadership reported.

Kashim Shettima/Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida/Abdulsalami Abubakar/APC/Bola Tinubu/2023 Election
Shettima reveals why he visited Babangida, Abdulsalami Photo Credit: Kashim Shettima
Source: Twitter

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Speaking to journalists after his visit to the 2 elder statesmen, Shettima described the 2 former heads of state as beacons of hope to Nigeria and that the incoming Bola Tinubu's administration will have to tap from their wealth of experience.

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He added that the duo have a lot to offer to humanity and the country at large, particularly on issues that affect the nation.

The meeting between Shettima and the former leaders of the country is coming amid call and protest for an interim government and a plot to scuttle the swearing-in of the president and vice president-elect.

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His statement reads in part:

“Stakeholders are beacons of hope and will continue to tap from their wealth of experience. They have a lot to offer the nation and humanity. We will continue to reach out to them for their advice, inputs and perspectives on issues confronting us as a nation.”

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The former governor of Borno state then assured the people of Niger state of a new relief of life, adding that the challenges of the state would be addressed by Bola Tinubu's administration.

Tinubu and Shettima were declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election on Wednesday, March 1, by the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu.

Abdulsalami, Obasanjo, other meets Buhari for national council meeting earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed a national council meeting amid fuel and naira scarcity hurting the country's people.

Former heads of state present are General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Yakubu Gowon as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The meeting is holding in about 2 weeks before the presidential election and first of its kind in 2023.


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