Tinubu has announced Kashim Shettima as running mate.
Glamtush reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
This online platform understands that he announced this while addressing journalists in Katsina State on Sunday, according to a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau.
This is coming hours after Tinubu met with President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had on Saturday revealed that Tinubu had settled for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
Tinubu earlier chose Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, as placeholder for the vice-presidential slot.
Addressing journalists on Sunday, Tinubu said a substantive running mate would replace Ibrahim Masari.
When quizzed further on the substantive running mate, Tinubu said, “Kashim Shettima, I have not discussed with him but I have disclosed it to you.”
Masari resigns as running mate
Ibrahim Masari while resigning said he was willing to serve the party in other capacity.
In a statement titled, ‘Resignation as APC’, Vice Presidential nominee’, Masari said, “This is to inform our esteemed party leaders under our able President Muhammadu Buhari, teeming party members and the great people of Nigeria, of the outcome of a crucial discussion I just had with the flag-bearer of our great party, All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Tinubu.
“Recall that I had the singular honour and privilege of being nominated as the running-mate to Asiwaju Tinubu last month after a keenly contested presidential primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“But, after much reflection and wider consultations, I now wish to step down. I realized that my decision will enable Asiwaju have more latitude to give more accommodation and inclusion that will position our party to win the coming elections, with the support of the people of Nigeria.
“In stepping down, I believe I can still serve our party and the country in several other capacities.
“I wish to confirm that I have submitted my withdrawal letter and affidavit to that effect as the Vice Presidential Candidate to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the coming elections.”