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APC presidential candidate, Tinubu settles for ex-Borno Gov Shetima as running mate

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Sunday announced immediate past Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

Tinubu made the announcement while on a visit to Katsina State on Sallah visit to President Mohammadu Buhari, according to a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau.

The presidential candidate was in Daura, the home time of the president to pay homage alongside the state governor Aminu Masari to president Buhari.

Also, another presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad tweeted on the announcement on Sunday, informing the public on Tinubu’s choice of running mate.

“The team is now complete as our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has picked Senator Kashim Shetima as his running mate,” presidential aide, Ahmad wrote n his Twitter handle.

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The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje had on Saturday revealed that Tinubu had settled for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Tinubu earlier chose Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, as placeholder for the vice-presidential slot.

Addressing journalists on Sunday, Tinubu said a substantive running mate would replace Ibrahim Masari.

When quizzed further on the substantive running mate, Tinubu said, “Kashim Shettima, I have not discussed with him but I have disclosed it to you.”

However, the news of Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim ticket hit the Christain communities with rude shock as many of them claimed the announcement of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was a challenge to the church in Nigeria.

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