The All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted the name of Senator Kashim Shettima to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its vice presidential candidate.
It was submitted on Thursday by the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the National Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in accordance with the party’s constitution, and came 24 hours ahead of the expiration of the deadline issued by INEC for the parties to substitute their candidates for the presidential and National Assembly elections.
The submission of Shettima’s name was scheduled to be followed by the unveiling of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s running mate at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday.
The unveiling, which was to be attended by notable figures in the party, among them state governors, was however shelved till next week at the instance of Senator Adamu.
It was learnt that the Chairman postponed the ceremony to enable the party fix some dilapidated parts of the complex.
“The chairman felt a high profile event like that should hold in a befitting office under befitting conditions. That was why the event was postponed,” a highly reliable source said.
Following Shettima’s choice as running mate, the APC has nominated a former Attorney General and Justice Commissioner in Borno State, Kaka Shehu Lawan as its senatorial candidate for Borno Central.