Some people have expressed concern over the fact that significant APC leaders from the south-east were not present for Kashim Shettima’s official introduction as Bola Tinubu’s running mate.
News Report that many of the regional APC heavyweights, including governors, ministers, lawmakers, and even 2023 candidates, were noticed to be absent from Shettima’s official unveiling, which took place on Wednesday at the Shehu Musa Yaradua Center in Abuja.
At the gathering on Wednesday, Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, formally introduced Shettima to party officials.
This comes amidst the outcry against the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the party.
However, some of the southeast leaders expected at the event but who were conspicuously absent include former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ikeobasi Mokelu; former Minister of State for Education, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; former Minister of Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Meanwhile, the unveiling itself appears to have been overshadowed by reports that some “unknown Bishops” and ‘pastors’ were allegedly hired by the Tinubu Camp to the venue of the unveiling of the vice presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima.
Trending photos and videos have emerged on social media of the ‘clergymen’ while the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disowned them, describing them as ‘desperadoes.’