After backlashes from Nigerians, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kashim Shettima has claimed he deliberately wore sneakers with suit to the Nigerian Bar Association 2022 conference on Monday, August 22, in Lagos State.
Senator Shettima has been a subject of ridicule by some Nigerians on social media since he wore sneakers with suit to represent Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate at the NBA’s event.
Days after the event, the running mate to Tinubu in the 2023 elections and a former Borno State governor, claimed he deliberately appeared wearing sneakers with suit to mock the participants at the event.
He equally claimed that a Presidential Candidate, whose name he failed to mention, plotted mischief ahead of the event.
In an online video Shettima said, “I was in Lagos for the NBA conference. The conference held in Eko Hotels. It was largely funded by the Lagos State Government, the APC government of Lagos State. Subsequently, they moved to Eko Atlantic City, a product of an idea conceived by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“When I sent my recce team, it was learnt that one of the presidential candidates’ team held meetings for three consecutive nights to commit mischief. I was told it was a hostile crowd… I’m a banker, trained by one of the best bankers in the world. I’m a Jim Ovia boy. I deliberately wore sneakers to the NBA to mock (sic) at them.”