APC Reacts As Senate President Allegedly Called Shettima APC Presidential Candidate

By Damilare Adeleye
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A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to claims that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan described the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential running mate, Kashim Shettima as the party’s presidential candidate.

It is understandable that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the presidential flag-bearer of the party. However, a tweet had surfaced online where the Senate leader hailed Kashim Shettima, describing him as party's standard-bearer.

In his words: “Met yesterday with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress from Yobe State, including the presidential candidate of our great party, Senator Kashim Shettima.”

Meanwhile, in a counter reaction, Fani-Kayode said Lawan never described Shettima as APC’s presidential candidate during a recent meeting.

He described the tweet as a fabricated lie, saying it was the handiwork of the opposition.

He wrote: “I really do wonder how desperate the opposition and their social media trolls can get?

“The tweet pictured below is a TOTAL fabrication and a BIG LIE.

“The Senate President NEVER referred to our Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima, as our Presidential candidate.”