President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, raised concerns on Wednesday morning after taking to social media to refer to the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that the Senator Representing Yobe North Senatorial District took to his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday morning to share photos of his meeting with APC stakeholders, including Shettima, who is the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Met yesterday with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress from Yobe State, including the presidential candidate of our great party, the APC, Senator Kashim Shettima,” Lawan tweeted.
The now-deleted post has, however, raised concerns as netizens ask questions about Tinubu’s position in the 2023 presidential race.
Some were curious if Lawan was passing a message the Nigerian public should know as they asked if the APC only made Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, a placeholder with Shettima in mind as their primary candidate.
Below is Lawan’s tweet, now deleted.
Before Lawan deleted the post, some netizens insinuated that the South-West had been played by falling for the gimmicks of the Northerners.
Some alleged that the ruling party took advantage of Tinubu’s desperation and made him APC’s flagbearer for the main time until the 2023 poll.