Shettima will be officially unveiled by 1.00pm at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.
Following the release of the statement, news made the round that aggrieved party members and religious bodies who were against the Muslim-Muslim ticket are planning to storm the venue in protest.
Our correspondent reached out to some aggrieved members to find out if they are equally participating in the protest.
When contacted, a staunch loyalist of former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Ibim Semenitari, declined comment but promised to call back.
As of the time of filing this report, she did not get back to our reporter.
He said, “I am not in Nigeria at the moment. I have been out of the country for over a week. I am in London. Even if I am in the country, I won’t go there to protest anything because I have left the party. Those who are still inside the APC are the ones that may protest because you want to show defence.
“I have moved on, though they have been asking me to come back. I have spoken with a number of chieftains in the party including Shettima but I have not changed my mind yet.”