All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slammed critics of choice of Kashim Shettima as vice-presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
Newsonline reports that Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, stated that the choice decision he made in choosing Shettima was a hard but best choice for the country development.
Tinubu stated that the time for politics based on religion has ended for leadership to begin for the growth of the country.
Bola Tinubu stated, “This is where politics must end and leadership must begin. True Leadership is not grounded in religious pandering, populism or sentiment.
“To forge ahead as a nation toward development and prosperity, we must, instead, break the shackles of old thinking. Together, we shall build this party and this nation.
“This chapter in our nation’s history demands a bold yet pragmatic approach. In selecting Senator Shettima I have committed myself to this path. I have made the hard choice because I believe it is the best choice.”
Newsonline had reported that stakeholders of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, including the senate president, Ahmed Lawan, governor Nasir El-rufai among others were absent in the official unveiling of Kashim Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate.
Kashim Shettima, was a former governor of Borno State, ans a sitting Senator in the National Assembly.