He said if an excellent track record of service delivery, qualitative leadership and capacity for grooming competent administrators are criteria, Atiku cannot match the APC candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Shettima assured that Tinubu will hit the ground running and form his cabinet within the first week after his inauguration if elected as president, The Nation reported.
He described Atiku as a political tourist who comes to the country only when there is an election and returns to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to relax thereafter,
Shettima added that unlike Tinubu and himself, the former vice president cannot point to anybody he has mentored.
“Atiku Abubakar is like a father to me and I hold him in high esteem. But he is a political tourist who is only in this country every electoral circle and we are going to retire him back to Dubai to go and relax.
“In every situation, for people to see your worth, they need to see your output at home. I am from the Northeast; he is from the Northeast.”
Tinubu is the best material for the presidency, Shettima noted
Describing Tinubu as the best material for the presidency, Shettima said:
“The trajectory of global growth is facing Africa and Nigeria will make or mar that transition. That is why I will rather be a small fish in a big pond than be a big fish in a small pond.”
2023: Tinubu, Shettima plotting to disown Buhari? APC breaks silence
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked claims that its flagbearers Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima are plotting to disown the relevance of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2023 polls.
According to Sahara Reporters, the APC revealed that there is no such thing, noting that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was only spreading fake news.
The ruling party through its publicity secretary stated that President Buhari’s legacy cannot be undermined after two economic recessions in his administration.