Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has commended the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
In a statement issued on Monday, Lawan stated that the ruling APC and its flagbearer made a good decision by choosing Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Lawan stated that Shettima has what it takes to be an excellent running mate to Tinubu, adding that the former Governor of Borno State is a loyal and committed APC member.
The Senate President, however, assured Nigerians that the choices that the ruling party has made in its presidential ticket are for the best of the country.
He said: “On behalf of myself and the North-East Caucus of our great party, the APC, I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima, on his nomination as the running mate to our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for the 2023 general elections.
“A loyal and committed member of our party, Senator Shettima has what it takes to be an excellent running mate to our flag bearer, and Insha Allah, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from next year.
“We of the North-East Caucus of the APC attest that Senator Kashim Ibrahim Shettima is the right man for the job and that he will be an able and loyal lieutenant to our incoming President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Insha Allah.
“We as a caucus pledge our full cooperation and support to our candidates as we march again towards another resounding victory in the general elections.
“We enjoin all members of our party across Nigeria too to give the APC Standard bearer and his running mate their utmost support. We also assure Nigerians that the choices that our party has made in our presidential ticket are for the best of our country.
“May God bless our great country, Nigeria.”