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Nigerians React After Tinubu Picks Northern Muslim As Running Mate



Reactions have trailed the selection of former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Naija News reports that Tinubu had earlier submitted the name of Alhaji Kabiru Masari to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a placeholder capacity for the 2023 general elections.

The APC national leader had until July 15 as the deadline set by INEC to make any substitution.

Reports over the weekend made it clear that Tinubu who returned to Nigeria from France on Friday will announce the name of his substantive running mate before next Friday.

A member of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation (TCO) had also affirmed this development.


According to Vanguard, Tinubu has resolved to pick Shettima as his standard running mate for the 2023 election.

However, some Nigerians have taken to social media platforms to express their views regarding the APC national leader’s choice of running mate.

See some of the reactions below;

@Rikidony wrote; ‘‘Since BAT has decided to go the Muslim – Muslim ticket, I will vote for my Faith, welcome me to the #OBIDIENT movement.


“I have decided to be Obidient and be Yus-ful to my country.”

@Femi wrote; ‘‘As a true yoruba Christian. We reject Muslim Muslim ticket, we already know who they are. I and my family are obediently yusuful”

@Ayaya_is_Ayaya wrote; ”Tinubu has not even won the election and he is already undermining the unity of Nigeria. A Muslim Muslim ticket is a slap on the millions of christians in Nigeria. Shame on Shettima”

@onyiforlife wrote; ”Muslim-muslim ticket, insult to the Body of Christ.(Churches) Apc politicians don’t mean well for Nigerians. Equity, justice and fearness.”





Culled from NaijaNews.

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