The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has picked a former governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima as his running mate in the 2023 general elections.
The APC flag bearer made the announcement on Sunday, July 10, in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, Channels TV reports.
Tinubu described Shettima as a competent, capable and reliable running mate.
The presidential candidate was reported to have been accompanied to Daura by some APC chieftains including the minister of sports and youth development, Sunday Dare.
Shettima is an outspoken Muslim politician from the Kanuri tribe from Borno State.
He contested in the Borno governorship in 2011 which he won under the platform of the now defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and was inaugurated on May 29, 2011.
The politician won reelection in 2015 under the All Progressives Congress and was chosen as Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, an umbrella body of Governors in the 19 States located in northern Nigeria.