The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima did not lobby for his position.
Smart stated this while speaking on national issues on Sunday at a press conference. The lawmaker argued that different reactions trailing the APC on its choice of Shettima as its vice presidential candidate were normal in participatory democracy. He noted that the Muslim-Muslim ticket was a necessary error by the ruling APC, adding that Nigerians should look at capacity in Tinubu/Shettima rather than their religious faith. He said: “Ladies and Gentlemen, let me begin by thanking the APC, our great Party, for its decision in zoning the Presidency to the Southern part of Nigeria. The APC has proven beyond any doubt, that it is committed to national unity and peace. “I also commend, not just the executives under the leadership of Senator Adamu Abdullahi, but also the leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari. I equally want to salute the northern Governors for setting their individual goals aside, and standing firm and taking a position on the issue of zoning, insisting that the presidential candidate should emerge from the Southern part of Nigeria. “And today, on one hand, we have a presidential candidate in the person of his Excellency, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the Asiwaju of Lagos.” “My first direct contact with Ashiwaju was about 20 years ago. And on the other hand, we have Senator Ibrahim Shettima as the Vice-presidential Candidate. I also have known Shettima for over twelve years now.”
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