High suspicion has engulfed Nigerian voters, following Ahmad Lawan’s description of Kashim Shettima, the APC vice-presidential candidate as the presidential candidate of the party ahead of the 2023 election.
Newsonline reports that the senate president, Ahmad Lawan, in an address to Shettima, described him as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, against Bola Tinubu who is the party’s presidential candidate.
The senator representing Yobe North senatorial district and the highest ranking member of the APC in the region hosted Shettima and other party members from the region in his home in Yobe state on Tuesday.
At exactly 6:36 am on Wednesday, Lawan, posted the meeting he had with Shettima and other APC North East party chieftains. In the post, the senate president described the vice-presidential candidate of APC the presidential candidate.
He tweeted, “Met yesterday with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress from Yobe State, including the presidential candidate of our great party, the APC, Senator Kashim Shettima.”
Following reactions from Nigerian voters on who actually is the presidential candidate of the ruling party, the senate president deleted his earlier tweet.
He wrote later, “Met yesterday with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress from Yobe State. Also in attendance was the Vice Presidential Candidate of our great party, the APC, Senator Kashim Shettima.”
Reacting to the earlier made tweet by Lawan, Tinubu presidential campaign council director of new and digital media described as trolls Nigerians who raised suspicions about the tweet.
Femi Kayode described the above-screenshoted tweet as “total fabrication and a big lie”.
Kayode tweeted, “I really do wonder how desperate the opposition and their social media trolls can get?
“The tweet pictured below is a TOTAL fabrication and a BIG LIE.
“The Senate President NEVER referred to our Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, as our Presidential candidate.”