Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour, has expressed that Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno state, is “perfect” to serve as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 election, on Sunday announced Shettima as his running mate.
Shettima is a serving senator and a former two-term governor of Borno state.
Reacting to the development, Keyamo stated that Shettima complements Tinubu quite well.
Keyamo described Shettima as a “suave gentleman & politician” who is “intellectually fertile, economically sound, [and] inter-generationally mobile”.
The minister added that the former governor is “fiercely loyal” and “phenomenally complimentary” to Tinubu.
“Sen. Kashim Shettima is the perfect choice as VP,” he added.
Quintessential banker & economist, suave gentleman & politician, intellectually fertile, economically sound, intergenerationally mobile (he’s young, yet experienced), fiercely loyal, phenomenally complimentary to @officialABAT; HE Sen. Kashim Shettima is the perfect choice as VP https://t.co/wzdaw1zhfB
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) July 10, 2022