Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Senator Uba Sani has denied the rumoured cold war between APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as running mate.
He assured that El-Rufai will deliver the State for Tinubu/Shettima ticket in 2023.
The Kaduna central Senator gave the assurance at the official inauguration of the VP candidate Kashim Shettima as the Chairman, Arewa Women for Tinubu (AWT) organized by the support group.
According to him: “I want to also deliver a goodwill message from my brother, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State. I want to also say here that Governor El-Rufai has total support for our brother, His Excellency, Senator Kashim Shettima; we have worked together, we are brothers and we are friends.”
Uba Sani recalled when the news broke out that Shettima had been selected as Tinubu’s running mate, El-Rufai was the first to try to call and wish him well.
Unfortunately, he said a lot of people, obviously ignorant of the cordiality between El-Rufai and Shettima spread false reports in the media.
“I assure you, and stand to be quoted anywhere, anytime that Kaduna State would deliver the highest votes for the Tinubu presidency in 2023,” Uba said.
Dismissing the report as malicious and borne out of ignorance of the brotherly relationship between El-Rufai and Shettima, Sani pledged the APC presidential ticket will extract most of its winning votes from Kaduna where El-Rufai reigns supreme.