Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealede why he picked Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, July 12, 2022 after announcing Shettima as his running mate because he possessed one of the best credentials for the election.
Part of Tinubu’s statement reads thus, “Today I announce the selection of Sen. Kashim Shettima as my partner and running mate in the mission to advance and reclaim the fortunes of this great country and the hopes of its people.
“Shettima’s career in politics and beyond shows that he is eminently qualified not only to deliver that all important electoral victory, but, also, step into the shoes of the Vice-President.
“As a man with the talent, maturity, strength of character, and patriotism, he has my implicit confidence and faith.
“I am aware that many will continue focus on a particular detail, the question of his faith,” Tinubu said.
He added:”If we truly understood the challenges upon us a country, we must also see the imperative of placing competence in governance above religious sentiments.
Tinubu added that the choice of Shettima would further brighten the APC chances at the poll.
“With this selection the APC surely shall continue to be the party that shows the way and carries this nation towards its best future.
“I implore you all to join me on this journey to a brighter future, as we enter a moment of renewed hope, we have the chance to move the nation and our collective cause forward as never before.
“We seize the moment so that history may write kindly of us, it is time to focus with utmost devotion and love of country to do all we could to advance the ideals of democratic and progressive good governance in the land,” he said.