Politics

Why Tinubu’s Running Mate Choice Of Kashim Shettima Is A Masterstroke — Gombe Governor

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has described the choice of former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a masterstroke and right decision that will facilitate the party’s smooth sailing to victory in the forthcoming 2023 presidential elections.

While reacting to the development, Gov. Inuwa noted that as a committed and loyal party man, Sen. Shettima is a great asset to the ruling party and will add immeasurable value to the APC presidential ticket.

The governor said “Asiwaju will not have made a better choice. The former Borno State Governor is a highly cerebral, eloquent, competent, courageous and cosmopolitan leader who has succeeded in building bridges, reputation and friendships across the country; and I believe he has the capacity, acumen and political sagacity to deputise the Jagaban”.

While congratulating the one time Chairman of the Northern Nigeria Governors Forum, Gov. Inuwa expressed confidence that with his background as former lecturer, banker, agricultural economist, ex-governor and parliamentarian with visionary and patriotic ideologies, Sen. Shettima will be a ’round peg in a round hole’ as a vice president.

The Gombe state governor noted that: “the Tinubu/ Shettima ticket is an excellent combination that has already given APC an upper hand and set the opposition off- balance as we approach the elections”.

Gov. Inuwa reassured of his personal commitment and support of the APC in Gombe State to the Tinubu/ Shettima ticket as well as victory for the party in 2023, emphasizing that “Gombe is a strong APC base and we shall deploy our political arsenals to ensure sweeping victory for our great party at all levels.”