The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, as an extraordinary leader on his 56th birthday.
Tinubu, in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, on Thursday, described Shettima as a bold, courageous, selfless, brilliant, and committed leader who led his people through the most difficult and challenging period as Governor of Borno State, when the state was under Boko Haram siege.
The APC standard bearer noted that Shettima did not allow the menace of Boko Haram terrorism to overwhelm him as he had shown exemplary leadership.
He said, “I heartily congratulate my brother and worthy partner, Senator Kashim Shettima, on attaining 56 in good health. I am excited about his energy, dynamism, and readiness to serve our country at the centre as Vice President.
“Senator Shettima is an extraordinary leader forged in the theatre of challenges. He led a heroic struggle against the forces of terrorism with intellect, courage, and tenacity. He gave succour to the victims while he mobilised the civilians to support our military.
“The success of his interventions and help in facilitating the emergence of another excellent leader in Prof. Babagana Zulum as his successor is part of the achievements of our party today in Borno State. It gladdens my heart to be on this journey with Senator Shettima to deliver to our people progressive good governance. I wish Senator Shettima many more years, robust health, and more wisdom as he forges ahead in the service of our country.”