The Professionals’ Forum of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to rally businesspeople both inside and outside the nation to back the Tinubu/Shettima presidential ticket for a resounding victory in the 2023 election.
Sen. Kashim Shettima’s selection as the APC’s vice-presidential candidate was announced on Monday in Abuja by Dr. Nkem Okeke, acting chairman of the forum’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
Recall that on Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, Sen. Bola Tinubu, the APC’s 2023 presidential nominee, named a Muslim, Kashim Shettima as his running mate. Tinubu, a former two-term governor of Lagos State and a prominent APC figure, had travelled to Daura to honour President Muhammadu Buhari during Sallah.
Shettima, a former two-term governor of Borno, is currently the National Assembly representative for Borno Central.
Shettima was characterized by Okeke as a team player who could contribute to the advancement of any progressive government. He continued by saying that Shettima’s background in education, banking, and government service would be an asset to the forum’s overall effort as professionals inside the APC to promote round pegs in round holes.
In His Words
“The APC Professionals’ Forum, dedicated to promoting professionalism, competence, and good governance in politics, welcomes your choice as a statement of good intentions for our dear nation.
“Sen. Shettima is a patriotic, loyal, experienced, competent and team player with the capacity to add value to the upward trajectory of any progressive government,” Okeke said.