Allies of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, have said that there is no going back on the decision of the former Lagos State governor to pick Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Since the announcement of Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate, a number of APC chieftains have resigned from the party in protest against Muslim-Muslim ticket.
However, the spokesman for the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Bayo Onanuga has insisted that there is no going back on the choice of Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate.
In an interview, he stated that the party has no plans to pick another running mate for Tinubu.
He said, “That is not possible. There is nothing like that going on within Tinubu’s camp. We have seen this move before; all these campaigns to pitch us against fellow Nigerians.
“It happened in 1993 and the result was clear. There was pressure from several quarters for (MKO) Abiola to drop (Babagana) Kingibe because of his Muslim background. I pray people will come back to their senses to discover that what they should be looking at is not religion but the competence of the candidate to deliver and take the country to a greater height. They will soon realise that.”
“As I said earlier, our presidential candidate is unlikely to drop Shettima. He has selected him and Shettima will remain. He is a cool candidate. Either of them can be a president.”