2023: Why Tinubu won APC presidential primary – Shettima


Former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has explained why Bola Tinubu emerged as the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 general election.

Shettima said aside from the endorsement of Tinubu by six other presidential aspirants, his personality and nationwide acceptability also played a crucial role in his emergence as the APC’s presidential candidate for next year’s election.

According to him, those who contested with Tinubu couldn’t match his political credentials.

Shettima disclosed this in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

Leakblast.com had reported that Tinubu pulled 1,271 votes to beat his closest contenders, former Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi (316 votes) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (235 votes), on Wednesday.

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“Our victory in the @OfficialAPCNg Presidential primaries is a testament to widespread belief in @officialABAT’s promise of better days by Nigerians across all divides. This is a victory for all of us, for those who defied pedestrian propaganda and falsehoods to stand with the truth.

“Asiwaju emerged as Victor against all odds because you elected to see through the mud thrown at him by those who couldn’t match his political credentials.

“The endorsement of Asiwaju by six aspirants even before the election, which he won by a massive landslide, underscored his mass appeal among the esteemed contenders.

“I congratulate you for being a part of this history and doing so without underlining any of the country’s fault-lines,” Shettima tweeted.

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