Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Thursday, extolled his running mate in the 2023 elections, Kazim Shettima, for leading his people through the challenges of the Boko Haram insurgency as governor of Borno State.
Tinubu’s position was made via his congratulatory message in celebration of Shettima’s 56th birthday.
He described Shettima as ‘a bold, courageous, selfless, brilliant and committed leader’.
Tinubu said, “Senator Shettima is an extraordinary leader forged in the theatre of challenges. He led a heroic struggle against the forces of terrorism with intellect, courage and tenacity. He gave succour to the victims while mobilising the civilians to support our military.
“The success of his interventions and help in facilitating the emergence of another excellent leader in Prof Babagana Zulum as his successor are part of the achievements of our party in Borno State.
“It gladdens my heart to be on this journey with Senator Shettima to deliver to our people progressive good governance.
“I wish Senator Shettima many more years, robust health and more wisdom as he forges ahead in the service of our country.”