Zulum: I Have Been Praying For Shettima’s Emergence As Vice President Since 2019
By Bukar Bolori
Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has said his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, has been in his prayers to become the Vice President of Nigeria since he succeeded him in 2019.
Speaking while hosting the Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima to a Sallah lunch at the Government House in Maiduguri on Friday, Zulum who said he will seriously miss the huge support he got from President Muhammadu Buhari, however started that he is highly relieved that the combination of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima are the ones stepping in.
Zulum described the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s victory in the February 25th Presidential elections as the greatest relief to him and his administration.
He said: “It is one of my greatest joys that here today, HE Senator Kashim Shettima is sitting in our midst as the Vice President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria waiting to be sworn in. It has been one of my prayers since I was sworn in as governor in 2019.”
He added that: “On a different occasion, President Buhari has lamented that nobody is as supportive as it should be in addressing the problems faced in Borno State. It is true that this has been one of my nightmares. Insha Allah in the next four years to come I have with me a brother, and indeed a boss that will support me and support the government and people of Borno State. We have incoming President Bola Tinubu who dearly loves Borno State and shares our pains”.
Zulum had recently during his reelection victory speech, described President Buhari as his greatest pillar in nearly four years of his first term that will end next Month.
Zulum said Buhari gave him incredible support by his relentless fight against Boko Haram and numerous humanitarian and developmental interventions to Borno State.