Ten governors from the North, Monday, declared their support for former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima who was weekend announced as the running mate of Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections.
The governors made their positions known after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at his county home, Daura, Katsina State.
The governors are Aminu Masari (Katsina), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna).
They were at Daura to pay Sallah homage to President Buhari.
They expressed confidence that the duo of Tinubu and Shettima would win the presidential election in 2023.
The chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Bagudu, said, ”We were glad when Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu announced in Daura on Sunday that Senator Kashim Ibrahim Shettima is the vice-presidential candidate.
“We were happy that it is no less a person than Senator Shettima who was announced the vice-presidential candidate. No doubt, Senator Shettima would complement the good qualities of Asiwaju Tinubu. We are very happy at the choice.”
Hope Uzodimma of Imo State said, “The choice of Senator Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate is a collective decision. We shall work hard to ensure victory in all our states.”
The governor of Plateau State, Lalong, said, “A presidential candidate has the prerogative of picking his vice. But ours is to ensure the party’s victory in the presidential election.”