Muslim Muslim Ticket: Nigerians React To Tinubu’s Choice Of Shettima As Running Mate

Tinubu and Shettima

After much speculations on who will be his substantive running mate in the 2023 election, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday announced Senator Kashim Shettima, as his preferred choice.

He made the announcement while addressing journalists in Katsina on Sunday, according to a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau.

Governo Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had on Saturday revealed that Tinubu had settled for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Tinubu had earlier chosen Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, as a placeholder for the vice-presidential slot.

Shettima is an outspoken Muslim politician from the Kanuri tribe in Borno State. He served two terms as the governor of Borno State from 2011 to 2019.

Nigerians have been reacting to the choice of another Muslim as the running mate of the former Lagos Governor who is also a Muslim, with many not so happy with the combination.

See some of the reactions gathered from Twitter below:


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