Despite raging controversy over Muslim-Muslim Ticket, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has unveiled former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima as its 2023 presidential running mate.
Shettima was unveiled on Wednesday at an event at thd Shehu Musa Yar’Adua center in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this via a tweet.
“Our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), unveils Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he tweeted.
Tinubu’s choice of Shettima has continued to cause controversy across Nigeria.
Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to register their grievance over the position of the party on the controversial Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The protest took place almost at the same time the leadership of the APC was unveiling former Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate.
The demonstration, which was led by a few party members under the aegis of APC Hausa-Fulani Youth Forum.
The stormed the Secretariat in luxury buses and cars, raising different banners and chanting solidarity songs.
Some of the banners read ‘A cry for justice’, ‘Drop Shettima and give slot to our Christian brothers’, ‘Discrimination and mutual suspicion in our country’ among others.