Prominent Nigerians have endorsed the choice of former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as running mate to the All Progressives Congress(APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT).
In his immediate reaction , Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai described the decision as a right decision and well calculated.
Yakasai who spoke on Sunday in the wake of the Unveiling said Shettima is a perfect match for Tinubu to secure victory in the 2023 General elections.
” We have had it before, MKO Abiola and Kingibe, and they won the election. It’s just that the military canceled the election, but they won. Muslim-Muslim ticket can win election in Nigeria.
“Do you think it will be right for Tinubu, a Muslim who is a minority in the South to pick a Christian who are minority in the north as his running mate and you expect him to win the election? You cannot,” Yakasai.
The elder statesman however allays fear nursed by some nigerians that the Muslim-Muslim ticket is threat to the collective well being and unity of Nigeria.
Speaking in the same vein, governor Baba Gana Zulum said with Shettima, Tinubu had made the wisest choice
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) also described Senator Kashim Shettima as a perfect match for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2023 general elections.