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APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Defends Party’s Muslim/Muslim Ticket Despite Criticisms


By Princess-Ekwi Ajide,  Abuja

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, says the Tinubu/Shettima’s ticket is in the best interest of the country and expressed confidence that it will deliver the desired victory to APC at the polls in 2023.

Speaking at the unveiling of the party’s Vice presidential candidate in Abuja, Abdullahi said choosing the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the 2023 presidential election is the magic wand needed for a repeat of the winning formula of 1993 general elections.

He noted that like the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, who chose a Muslim Kanuri man, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe from the North-East geo-political zone, as his running mate in the 1993 presidential election, Asiwaju Tinubu has chosen to walk along that path.

The APC chairman also said the party arrived at the choice of Shettima after a wide consultation with stakeholders and it is an indisputable fact that going by the antecedents of Shettima, Nigeria needs such a man to pilot the affairs of the country together with a visionary leader like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He said the unveiling of the vice-presidential candidate sends a strong signal to the country that the party is ready and united to coast home to victory at every level in 2023.

In his acceptance speech, Senator Kashim Shettima said the success recorded so far by All Progressives Congress (APC) were not magic shows but rewards for its foresighted, and pragmatic decisions, to sacrifice personal interests and sectional sentiments, for the overriding prospects of the party.

He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for resisting the temptation of imposing a successor on the people despite pressures to do so describing him as a democratic leader.

He appreciated Christians who are in support of the Muslim/Muslim ticket for seeing beyond religious sentiments and giving support to what he termed the “best choice” for the country adding that the presence of Bishops at the occasion was a clear sign that the joint ticket is widely accepted across board.

The Vice Presidential Candidate noted that their ticket is not imposed but an outcome of democracy at its best based on the aggregation of the ideas and insights of the party’s stakeholders.

He promised Nigerians that they will work with commitment for all Nigerians, especially the youths, affirming that there will be no discrimination of any form from the patriotic alliance for the deepening of Nigeria’s democracy.


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