THE ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the former Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, would boost the chances of the presidential candidate of the party Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sweep the 2023 presidential poll.
APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Hon, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, while congratulating Shettima on his 56th birthday anniversary described him as a shining light of the party.
The party in a statement argued that the Tinubu/Shettima joint ticket symbolises its determination to be a leading light among political parties in Africa, just like Shettima who has been a shining light as governor, Senator and Vice President to be in 2023.
While recalling the laudable achievements of Shettima as governor of Borno state, especially in education and infrastructure, the party noted that Shettima was able to make his mark despite the challenges of insecurity in the North-east, adding that “crisis is the truest test of a man’s ability and Shettima proved his mettle.”
APC spokesman noted that it remained proud of the principles that threw up Shettima as a running mate to Asiwaju Tinubu.
The party noted: “The choice of Shettima as the running mate to Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has added a milestone to the presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country’s political history.”
“As a party, the principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness, and adherence to excellence among others that determined the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as our running mate is something APC is proud of.”
While joining Shettima’s immediate family, friends, supporters and the progressive family to celebrate his 56th birthday, the party offered prayers that “God’s blessings, protection, and guidance continue to abide with the APC Vice Presidential candidate as he marches on with his daring vision to break new grounds and set new pace in the country.”