BREAKING: Tinubu Picks Former Borno Governor, Shettima As Running Mate, Travels To Inform Buhari

There are indications that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Bola Tinubu has finally settled for a Muslim – Muslim ticket, by picking former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

SaharaReporters gathered that Tinubu had wanted to pick the incumbent governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum as the running mate but he reportedly pleaded that his mentor, Shettima should rather be picked.

A source in the APC told SaharaReporters that Bola Tinubu had gone to Daura, Katsina State to inform President Muhammadu Buhari about his final choice.

Tinubu earlier named Kabiru Masari as a placeholder for Tinubu and his party to decide on who would be the vice-presidential candidate.
“Tinubu has picked Kashim Shettima former Borno State governor as his running mate. He has travelled to Daura to inform Buhari.

“I was thinking he might pick Zulum the current Borno State governor. But Zulum was begging Tinubu to pick his mentor Kassim Shettima,” the source said. 

The News Agency of Nigeria, also reported in one of its bulletins on Sunday that the vice presidential candidate would be unveiled to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of the party in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State on Sunday (today).

President Buhari has been in Daura since Friday for the Eid-el Kabir celebration. 

However, efforts made by SaharaReporters to reach Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman for comments were not successful as he neither answered his calls nor replied a text message sent to his mobile phone. 

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