APC governors wanted Zulum to be Tinubu’s running mate, Shettima tells Buhari

governors of the Congress of all progressives (APC) pressured the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, asking him to seek to be the party’s vice-presidential candidate. This was revealed on Wednesday by APC vice-presidential candidate Kashim Shettima during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Shettima told the president to appreciate Zulum for rejecting “recurring mention” of him and pressure from his fellow governors to make a bid for the vice-presidential run. Details of the closed-door meeting between Messrs. Buhari and Shettima were revealed by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu. President Buhari received CPA vice-presidential candidate Senator Kashim Shettima in the House of Representatives. [PHOTO CREDIT: Presidentcy Twitter handle]PREMIUM TIMES previously reported that Mr. Shettima visited the president after the former Governor of Borno was officially unveiled in Abuja on Wednesday as the running mate of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu. Mr. Shettima was accompanied on the visit by Mr. Zulum and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri. The former governor was recently announced by Mr. Tinubu as the APC vice-presidential candidate. He was one of those considered for the job along with others such as Zulum and Kano state governor Abdullahi Gantuve. At Wednesday’s meeting, Mr. Buhari expressed his optimism that the APC would win the 2023 presidential election and hand over to Messrs. Tinubu and Shettima in 2023. Read Mr. Shehu’s full statement on what was discussed between the two men below. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI TO KASHIM SHETTIMA: I WILL ANSWER YOU WHEN I DELIVER YOU AND YOUR BOSS President Muhammadu Buhari struck a chord of humor Wednesday at Government House as he responded to a flowery speech by Senator Kashim Shettima, a running mate and vice-presidential candidate of the Congress of All Progressives, saying: “I will respond to your speech when I am ready. delivering to you and your boss. God willing, you’re going to win.” President Buhari, who received the vice-presidential candidate shortly after he was introduced by the party leadership and Bola Tinubu, said he is very happy with the choice of the former Borno state governor as his running mate. “I wish you the best. Your consistency in the party is very respectful. He served his two terms as governor and finished well. You have stayed in touch with your base. On every important occasion or event, you maintain support for whoever succeeded you. This it is commendable,” he said. President Buhari received APC vice-presidential candidate Senator Kashim Shettima and Governor of Borno State Zulum in the House of Representatives. [PHOTO CREDIT: Presidentcy Twitter handle]The president expressed strong optimism that the APC ticket will emerge victorious in 2023. In his remarks, the vice-presidential candidate thanked the president for his “empathy, support and positive role,” leading to his emergence as the APC presidential candidate’s running mate. He praised the president for having “a special place in his heart for Borno and the northeast,” adding: “I can cite 20-30 instances of support he has given, for which he will be remembered.” He mentioned the establishment of the North East Development Commission, NEDC, and the Independent Power Plant for Maiduguri by the NNPC, “after many years of obscurity”, and said that “words cannot describe our appreciation for their support. . We will be eternally grateful.” President Buhari received APC vice-presidential candidate Senator Kashim Shettima and Governor of Borno State Zulum in the House of Representatives. [PHOTO CREDIT: Presidentcy Twitter handle]The former governor of Borno state asked the president to thank his successor, Babagana Zulum, who was in his company, along with the Minister of State, Agriculture, Mustapha Shehuri, for dismissing the “recurring mention” of him and the pressure of his fellow governors to bet on the candidacy for the vice presidency. The candidate vowed to remain “loyal and devoted” to the president, vowing that his vice-presidency will not be for the “troika of Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri” but for all of Nigeria, regardless of ethnicity, religion or geographic origin. . Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Advertising) July 20, 2022 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; APC governors wanted Zulum to be Tinubu’s running mate, Shettima tells Buhari