Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, officially unveiled former Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate.
Tinubu, on the occasion, pledged to work with his vice presidential candidate, alongside his team, to change the country for the better.
“We will change this country for the better,” he said.
But while justifying his choice of Shettima as running mate inspite of opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket, the APC presidential flagbearear said he had considered principles that determine victory in politics with his choice.
He said, “All my life, my decision regarding the team around me and those I work with are guided by principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness and adherence to excellence.
“In politics those principles are sacrosanct. They are not negotiable. Without them, there can be no victory or joy,” the former Lagos governor said.
“This is where politics must end and leadership must begin. True leadership is not grounded in religious pandering, populism or sentiment. To forge ahead as a nation toward development and prosperity, we must, instead, break the shackles of old thinking.”