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Shettima is Tinubu’s ambassador in the north, he will even resurrect Abacha to prove it

Donu Kogbara

By Donu Kogbara

Writer/broadcaster who shuttles between Nigeria and the UK

When Southerner Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), chose Northerner and fellow Muslim Kashim Shettima as his running mate, howls of protest ensued nationwide. 

Nigeria has developed a tradition of balancing presidential tickets religiously as well as regionally, to keep the peace; and Tinubu’s decision to ignore this gentlemen’s agreement has alienated a large chunk of the electorate.

It led some of his Christian party colleagues to resign from the APC in disgust.

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