The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu confirmed former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 election.
A source had confidentially confirmed to Vanguard earlier that Tinubu ahead of the Friday deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu resolved to pick Senator Shettima to run a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Naija News reports that Tinubu had earlier submitted the name of Alhaji Kabiru Masari to INEC as a placeholder. There has been pressure since then on the former governor of Lagos State to consider picking a Christian as his running mate.
Speculations, however, ended on Sunday (today) after Tinubu arrived in Daura, Katsina State to pay homage to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu while briefing the press upon his arrival, said Masari has agreed to step down and Shettima is now confirmed as his standard-running-mate.
Naija News understands that President Buhari has been in Daura since Friday to celebrate the 2022 Eid-el Kabir festive with his extended family.