For the second time in a week, All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for 2023 elections, Bola Tinubu, is absent as his newly unveiled running mate, Kashim Shettima, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock on Friday.
Shettima came with some other APC stalwarts to see Buhari for a meeting the presidency tagged a session of APC stakeholders with the President.
Also in the delegation were Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Idris Wase; former Speaker Dimeji Bankole; Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, among others.
It was observed that a seat which was reserves for Tinubu remained empty and had to be de-tagged before Buharo walked into the room for the meeting.
Shettima, shortly after his formal presentation to the public as the APC Vice-Presidential candidate for 2023 election on Wednesday in Abuja, had dashed to meet with Buhari in Aso Rock.
The former Borno State Governor had on that occasion told State House Correspondents that he “felt morally bound” to thank the President personally, before returning with a larger delegation on Friday.