Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, has announced Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Mr Tinubu announced this while addressing journalists in Katsina State on Sunday.
This is coming hours after Tinubu met with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), alongside Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.
Tinubu earlier chose Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, as a placeholder for the vice-presidential slot.
Addressing journalists on Sunday, Tinubu said a substantive running mate would replace Ibrahim Masari.
When quizzed further on the substantive running mate, Tinubu said, “Kashim Shettima, I have not discussed with him but I have disclosed it to you.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Masari who was earlier announced as a placeholder for the vice-presidential slot has resigned.
Mr Masari said he was willing to serve the party in other capacities.
“Recall that I had the singular honour and privilege of being nominated as the running-mate to Asiwaju Tinubu last month after a keenly contested presidential primary ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“But, after much reflection and wider consultations, I now wish to step down. I realized that my decision will enable Asiwaju have more latitude to give more accommodation and inclusion that will position our party to win the coming elections, with the support of the people of Nigeria,” he said in a press statement.