As the 2023 presidential election gathers steam, Bola Tinubu’s running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, has been officially presented to the hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bellnews Online reports that the event was held on Wednesday at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
It comes one week after the former governor of Lagos State picked the ex-Borno governor as his running mate.
Shettima served as Governor of Borno State from 2011 to 2019.
He graduated from the University of Maiduguri and the University of Ibadan (UI). After schooling, he entered business and banking, eventually rising to hold several high-ranking executive positions at banks.
By the mid-2000s, Shettima was the manager of Zenith Bank’s Maiduguri office before leaving the position to enter the state cabinet of Governor Ali Modu Sheriff in 2007.
After four years in the cabinet, he was elected governor in 2011 and re-elected by a wider margin in 2015; his term in office was dominated by the deadly Boko Haram insurgency. Shettima was later elected to the senate.
Despite being renominated for Senate in 2023, he withdrew from the nomination to become Tinubu’s running mate.