Friends of Shettima endorse Tinubu-Shettima ticket

Nigerians from across ethnic divides, operating on the aegis of Friends of KSM, Tuesday, endorsed the candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Vice presidential flagbearer, Senator Kassim Shettima who they described as “a detribalised political leader who is a unifier and bridge builder.”

The group, at a press conference addressed by its National Coordinator, Waziri Bulama, said the group comprised “illustrious sons and daughters who grew up in the same neighborhood, attended schools and university or shared experiences in the banking sector and political leadership with their friend, Kassim Shettima Mustapha, KSM, as they fondly called him.

According to them, Nigeria needed a liberal and fair-minded Vice President like Shettima who would complement the nation-building and national integration efforts of the President. 

“This is why well meaning and patriotic Nigerians should support Tinubu-Shettima President ticket in next year’s election. 

“Like Asiwaju Tinubu, KSM appointed non-indigenes and competent people of different faiths into top government positions in Borno state.

“KSM’s enviable tract record of infrastructural transformation, administrative sagacity, visionary and dynamic leadership as well as astute management of lean resources of Borno state during his eight years stewardship as governor advertise and signpost Tinubu – Shettima’s competence and ability to fix the economy and restore Nigeria to the path of prosperity.

“Tinubu and Shettima have done it before in Lagos and Borno States and they will replicate the delivery of the dividends of democracy nation-wide if given the mandate.

“As Borno state governor, Senator Kashim Shettima administered a state challenged by insecurity delivering massive social and physical infrastructure. 

“Since Economic Management responsibility is often assigned to the Vice – President, KSM as consummate banker conveniently fits the bill and complements Asiwaju Tinubu who is a Chartered Accountant and astute manager of human and material Resources. 

“Among the three frontline presidential candidates, only Asiwaju Tinubu and his Vice – Presidential Candidate, KSM possess this intimidating credentials,” the group stated.