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2023 Election: APC Replaces Kashim Shettima With Lawan

Jameela News reports that this move was made after Bola Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s picked Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

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APC has replaced Kashim Shettima with Lawan ahead of the 2023 Election.

Jameela News reports that this move was made after Bola Tinubu the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s picked Kashim Shettima as his running mate.

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The Borno state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, replaced Sen Kashim Shettima who is now the vice-president with the state’s Attorney General Kaka Shehu Lawan as the party’s candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial.

Jameela News understands that the former Borno State Commissioner for Justice scored four hundred and fifty-nine (459) votes out of the four hundred and eighty (480) valid votes in the party’s senatorial primaries.

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The Party’s returning officer and former deputy governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Uba Magari said: “Having satisfied the provisions of the electoral law, by the authority vested on me by the National Chairman of our great, I declared that Bar Kaka Shehu Lawan, former Attorney General, has been validly elected as the APC candidate for Borno Central Senatorial seat.”

Jameela News reports that Kaka Lawan in his acceptance speech thanked the state governor and delegates for choosing him. He urged the delegates to mobilize eligible voters for the ongoing Permanent Voters Registration exercise.

He assured the State of quality representation at the Senate even as he asked the people to always pray for their leaders.

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Meanwhile, Jameela News learned that the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum also congratulated Lawan on his victory. Zulum described it as ‘divine’ occurrence.

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