Asiwaju Picked Kashim Shettima Because He Wants To Win The Presidential Election – Babajide Otitoju
Asiwaju Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, has chosen Kashim Shettima to be his running mate in the 2023 presidential election. This is no longer considered to be newsworthy information. The declaration was made by Asiwaju after he had a meeting with President Buhari in Katsina to give him an update on his pick. Nigerians have been very vocal about their opinions over the recent development.
On the other hand, well-known Nigerian broadcaster and journalist Babajide Otitoju, who has won several honors for his work, has stated that Asiwaju was forced to make the decision because he wants to win the election. During the segment of journalists hangout on TVC that took place today, Babajide Otitoju stated that although Asiwaju may have considered all of the options that were open to him, he chose to run on a Muslim-Muslim ticket rather than any other option because running on such a ticket would ensure that he would win the election.
In order to illustrate the difficulty that the late MKO Abiola encountered in selecting a running partner, Babajide provided an example of the situation. According to him, late Abiola, just like Asiwaju, was confronted with the issue of choosing another Muslim from the north when he emerged as a presidential banner from the South West. This was the same challenge that Asiwaju faced.