The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday in Daura, said he chose former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate because he is “competent and reliable”.
This was as he claimed that the APC has a better programme for the country and is ready to serve.
Tinubu said this shortly after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura home in Katsina State.
Speaking shortly after a closed-door session with the President, he explained why he chose Shettima as running mate saying, “I chose him because he is competent, capable and reliable.”
On the purpose of his visit, he said “We came to pay homage to him (Buhari) and to share part of his holiday and lunch. And to discuss the question of my substantive running mate .
“The one we put in as placement has withdrawn today. There has been an announcement to replace him fully with a substantive candidate, Kashim Shettima.”
Asked about his party’s chances in next year’s presidential elections, the former Lagos State governor said, “We are going to win Insha Allah. Because we are a progressive party. We have the focus on the Nigerian problems and we face the challenge squarely and we’re not running away from it. We have a better programme for the people and about the people and we are ready to serve.