Trending Now!: Resignation notification of Tinubu’s running mate
Ibrahim Kabir Masari, the running mate to the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has withdrawn from the race.
Kabiru Masari, the placeholder Vice-Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming 2023 election, has resigned his position.
Masari who made the disclosure in a press statement stated that he believes he can still serve APC and the country in several other capacities
He made known his intention in a letter addressed to members of the APC on Sunday.
The Katsina-born politician has been replaced with Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State.
Masari’s letter reads in part: “I had the singular honour and privilege of being nominated as the running mate to Asiwaju Tinubu last month after a keenly contested presidential primary ahead of the 2023 general election.
“But, after much reflection and wider consultations, I now wish to step down. I realised that my decision will enable Asiwaju to have more latitude to give more accommodation and inclusion that will position our party to win the coming elections, with the support of the people of Nigeria.
“In stepping down, I believe I can still serve our party and the country in several other capacities.
“I wish to confirm that I have submitted my withdrawal letter and affidavit to that effect as the vice-presidential candidate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the coming elections.”
While saluting Alhaji Masari’s sacrifice, we believe this will give Asiwaju Tinubu an opportunity to take a decision that will further enhance the chances of our great party in the 2023 elections”.