The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Kashim Shettima, has rubbished the idea of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
The former Governor of Borno State said the APC challengers, especially Obi, have nothing to offer Nigerians besides dubious statistics.
Naija News understands that Shettima said this in Abuja on Thursday during a one-day symposium on dissecting the Asiwaju manifesto “Renewed Hope 2023: Action Plan for a better Nigeria.”
He boasted that the 2023 presidential election will be a watershed in Nigeria’s history, saying, “Obi has nothing to offer apart from dubious statistics.”
Shettima furthered that his principal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has more excellent ideas than his opponents in the 2023 poll, adding that Atiku and Obi will suffer colossal defeats in the election.
The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) presidential candidate, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, asserted that the 2023 presidential ticket of the APC was handed to an entirely wrong person.
Naija News reports that the former Governor of Kano State submitted this while addressing a bloc of supporters yesterday in Ebonyi State.
Shettima was at the old Presidential Lodge Abakaliki on Wednesday to inaugurate his presidential campaign office ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Kwankwaso recalled how he contributed to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 as the presidential candidate of the APC.
He noted that Buhari, at the time, won and was fortunate to get the party’s ticket for a second term and equally won the 2019 polls.
Kwankwaso, however, was worried that the ruling party has now fielded a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its presidential candidate for the 2023 poll.
The presidential candidate, however, did not speak in detail about why he referred to the APC presidential flagbearer as the wrong choice for the ruling party.
Kwankwaso said Nigerians had a bad experience under the administration of the PDP before APC came to power in 2015, but that the experience had worsened in the last 7-year reign of the APC.