16th July, 2022
Uba Michael, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, has paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Presidential of the party, H.E Senator Kashim Shettima.
Delta State former gubernatorial aspirant, visited the senator representing Borno Central on Friday to congratulate him on his announcement as the running mate for presidential candidate of the party.
Uba hailed the choice of Kashim Shettima as the running mate of Bola Tinubu, saying that Senator Shettima is one of the few with “impeccable credentials”, which he has showed across all the positions that he has held.
“I’m confident in the choice of our leader and incoming president, and victory is sure for the APC in the forthcoming presidential election, but again we are not to go to sleep as all hands must be on deck to ensure victory for the APC come 2023.”
“Party members are proud of this choice and we shall work our head out to ensure it becomes a reality,” Uba stated.
Tinubu had on Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, announced Mr Shettima, who is also a serving senator, as his running mate.
His appointment of a fellow Muslim as his running mate has generated mixed reactions across the country.
Before the announcement, many Nigerians including the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had cautioned all the political parties not to have presidential tickets in which the candidate and the running mate are of the same religion.
Mr Tinubu, however, argued that “religion, ethnicity and region cannot always and fully determine our path.”
He had said his choice of Mr Shettima does not mean that he is insensitive to the religious concerns of many people.