Tinubu: Shettima Is The Best Running Mate I Could Find
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, an All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, believes Kashim Shettima will make the finest pick for his running mate.
This was mentioned on Wednesday in Abuja during a meeting with the CAN’s leadership by the former governor of Lagos State.
Recall that Shettima’s selection by Tinubu as his running mate in July drew ire and condemnation from a variety of sources, including CAN.
However, in a statement released by Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, maintained that he choose Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate because he is the best hand that can help his administration.
“I offer a confession. I selected Senator Shettima thinking more about who would best help me govern. Picking a Christian running mate would have been politically easier. But the easy way is rarely the right one. The selection of a running mate is at once a very momentous yet very intimate decision,” Tinubu said.
“I did not choose Senator Shettima so that we could form a same-faith ticket. The ticket was constructed as the same progressive and people-based ideology ticket,”
“Resting such a key decision on religious affiliation as the primary weight did not sit well with me. I am not saying there were not good and adequate potential running mates of the Christian faith.
“What I am saying is that the times we inhabit do not lend themselves to the good or adequate. We have urgent problems that lend themselves not to a Christian or Muslim solution. We need the best solution.
“Every time I thought about it, and I did think a lot; I came to the same conclusion: Kashim Shettima.”