Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has described the choice of Sen Kashim Shettima as APC Vice Presidential candidate as the wisest choice made by the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed.
In a statement personally signed by the Governor and made available to Radio Nigeria in Maiduguri describes Shettima as one of the patriotic Nigerians who understands the complexities of the country.
Zulum promised to campaign vigorously to secure overwhelming victory for the APC in 2023 general elections.
“Without the slightest doubt, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has chosen a leader who has very deep understanding of our country and its complexities. There is hardly any tribe in any of Nigeria’s 36 states and the FCT that Senator Kashim Shettima cannot knowledgeably speak about. He knows the social, cultural, religious, economic and political structure of virtually all the 36 States and the FCT.”
The statement adds that the APC presidential candidate Senator Bola Tinubu has chosen a running mate with very deep knowledge not only of the Nigerian economy but also of that of the world.
“As far back as 2012, Shettima had on many occasions predicted the likelihood of fall in revenue from oil just as he predicted potential fall in the value of naira to dollar, which was why he imported agricultural products worth over ₦30 billion which today are worth far more, making Borno one of the richest in agricultural machinery”, he added.
Governor Babagana Zulum expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for his political leadership over the years and for supporting Shettima’s choice as the party’s vice presidential candidate.
Reporting by Dauda Iliya; editing by Muzha Kucha