Former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will likely endorse the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, if he eventually goes for a consensus candidate.
Shettima made the statement while making an appearance on Television Continental Lagos on Friday.
According to him, it will be “catastrophic” for APC if Tinubu isn’t elected as the party’s presidential candidate.
“We are in a democratic situation but I’m afraid it might be catastrophic for the party.
“I’m not a prophet of doom; I’m an internal optimist. We have done our own bidding and by God’s grace, our candidate will emerge as the presidential flagbearer of the APC in the next 72 hours,” Shettima said.
Asked who the president’s choice would be, Shettima added: “People are underrating the president a great deal and they are equally underrating the depth of his friendship with Tinubu. They have come a long way.
“The President Buhari I know sufficiently, if at all the president is going to endorse anyone, that person is going to be Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Forget about all the charlatans and distractions and political contractors.”
ThenewsGuru.com reports that 10 out of the 23 aspirants have been disqualified from the presidential race.
All Progressive congress (APC) is yet to announce the names of the 10 disqualified aspirants.
But presenting his report to APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, Oyegun said: “I won’t want to read the names, I’d leave that to you, but we brought the number down to 13.
“We could have cut it a little shorter but we wanted the younger elements to surface.”