Buhari predicts 2023 election, says Tinubu/Shettima ticket will emerge victorious
Written by on July 21, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has predicted that the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, will win the 2023 Presidential Election.
Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, said Buhari made the prediction when he received Shettima the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Shehu said the president struck a chord of humour while responding to a flowery speech by Shettima, saying, “I will respond to your speech when I am handing over to you and your boss. God willing, you are going to win.”
President Buhari who received Shettima shortly after he was unveiled by the leadership of the party expressed delight over the choice of the former Governor of Borno.
In his remarks, Shettima thanked the president for his “empathy, support and positive role,” leading to his emergence as running mate to the APC Presidential Candidate.
He mentioned the establishment of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and the Independent Power Plant for Maiduguri by the NNPC, “after many years of darkness.”
The candidate pledged to remain “loyal and devoted” to the president, promising that his vice-presidency will not be for the “troika of Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri,” but for all Nigeria, irrespective of ethnicity, religion or geographical place of origin.