2023 : Finally, Tinubu, APC opted for Muslim -Muslim ticket

All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential candidate for 2023 general election, Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu has adduced reasons why he choose former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima as running mates.

Tinubu announced his choice on Sunday. He said Shettima will bring about the best team that would ensure good governance for the country.

“I must compose the best team
possible, a team put together with one
overriding purpose: to forever establish just, capable, and compassionate governance for the people of Nigeria without regard to religion, region, or ethnic origin, he said.

He said that he was guided in the choice of Shettima by his own (Tinubu) believe in competence, innovation, compassion integrity,fairness and adherence to excellence.

APC Presidential candidate dismissed the view of christians calling for a religious balance in his choice of running mate and opted for a Muslim – Muslim ticket.

“May I say this to all of you,
especially to those who will be
disappointed in my selection based
on religious considerations. I will not,
and cannot ignore the religious
concerns and ethnic sensitivities of
our people.”

” Taking them into d u e
consideration is an important part of
good and able governance. But
religion, ethnicity and region cannot
always and fully determine our path.”

“To forge ahead as a nation
toward development and prosperity.We must break free of old binds. We
must recalibrate our political
calculations to where competence
and fairness matter more than
reductive demographics.”

“Our focus therefore, must be on
getting the job done; and that means
getting the very best and competent
people to do it. In this crucial
moment, where so much is at stake,
we must prioritize leadership,
competence, and the ability to work
as a team over other considerations.”

“This chapter in our country’s
history demands a bold yet pragmatic
approach, a path already chartered by
the progressive ethos of the APC. The
foundation for sustainable progress
has been laid these past seven years
by the administration of President
Muhammadu Buhari.

“The challenges of today are
consequential because lives and
livelihoods of millions of Nigerians
lie in the balance. Visionary and
creative leadership will take us to our
goal,” Tinubu noted.