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Shettima, presumed to be Bola Tinubu’s running mate



Immediate past governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, would be picked as running mate to All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, multiple sources following the various high-wire meetings on the issue revealed.

The sources said that the APC presidential candidate would do a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Asked about the chances of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who is a Christian, one of the sources said “some people are the ones toying with the idea. He (Tinubu) cannot run with Simon Lalong.’’

He added that some close allies of Tinubu believe that Shettima, who knew Tinubu’s ambition, should be a beneficiary.

When asked if Shettima’s choice was definite, the source said: “Nothing is concrete for now. His name was among those being mentioned. The others are not being mentioned the way Shettima is being mentioned.

“The likes of Boss Mustapha are also being mentioned. Shettima remains the top choice.”