President of the Senate, Ahamd Lawan, has congratulated the former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima on emerging the running mate to the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu on Sunday, after a closed-door meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in Daura, Katsina State, announced Shettima as running mate.
In a congratulatory message released on Monday, Lawan said that Tinubu made an excellent choice in selecting Shettima as his running mate.
He urged all party members to support them in the 2023 presidential elelction.
“On behalf of myself and the North East Caucus of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Senator Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, on his nomination as the running mate to our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the 2023 general elections.
“Asiwaju Tinubu and our party have made an excellent choice in Senator Shettima.
“The former two-term Governor of Borno State entered public service with impeccable credentials, which he has burnished by demonstrating great competence, integrity and courage in all the positions that he has held.
“His background in academics and the private sector prepared him for the achievements that he has recorded in politics as Governor and since his election to the Senate in 2019.
“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 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,” the statement read.