Why APC postponed the official unveiling of former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima, as its vice presidential candidate

The All Progressives Congress has postponed the official unveiling of former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima, as its vice presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.

Shetima was meant to have been presented to party members at the APC national Secretariat on Thursday, but an APC official told reporters the event has been moved forward.

He said a new date will be announced in due time and that the date would probably be sometime next week.

The directive for the postponement is said to have been given by the party’s Deputy National Secretary.

No reason has been given for the decision which comes amid controversy over the choice of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the party.

Meanwhile, the Coalition of All APC Support groups, has rejected the nomination of Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate.
The coalition, in a communique Thursday by its Convener, Igwe Ude-umanta, called on party leadership and Tinubu to reconsider Shettima’s nomination.

“We, substantive members of Coalition of All Progressives Congress Support Groups, here speaking in one voice and unanimously rejecting in totality the recent announcement of former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the Presidential Candidate of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We call on the Leadership of All Progressives Congress, Progressive Governors Forum and His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to reconsider the choice on running mate of the Party, and give support to the Nigerian Youths’ nomination of a young Vice Presidential Candidate by picking Dr Ibrahim Bello Dauda to whom we all rally round and give all our fullest support nationwide ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He is the Nigerian youths symbol.”

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