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Tinubu Picks Ex-Borno Governor Shettima As Running Mate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.

Tinubu announced this on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State.

He said Shettima was selected because the former Borno State governor is “competent, capable, reliable and able to be picked as a running mate”.

The APC presidential candidate was accompanied to Daura by Governor Aminu Masari.

Tinubu is a Muslim, and picking Shettima another Muslim simply means that the ruling APC has a Muslim/Muslim ticket for 2023, despite warnings from religious bodies and prominent Nigerians.

Shettima, a staunch supporter of Tinubu, played a key role in his emergence as Presidential Candidate of the ruling party.

Born on September 2, 1966, to the family of Sir Kashim Ibrahim, he is married to Nana Shettima, and they have three children: two females and a male.

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