The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima, has said he wore sneakers to the 62nd Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference deliberately to “snub at the hostile audience.”
Shettima made this revelation in a social media video on Thursday, August 25, 2022, monitored by Headlinenews.news Correspondent.
The former Borno State governor had become a trending topic on social media and even the subject of a ‘challenge’ over his choice of outfit for the conference.
At the event held on Monday, Mr Shettima represented the APC presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.
Mr Shettima, a former banker, said he used his experience as a former banker to distract the audience with his choice of sneakers.
He claimed that one of the presidential candidates sponsored agents to create mischief. He did not, however, name the candidate.
“When I sent my recon team, one of the presidential candidates, he funded his agents, they held meeting for three nights consequently, to plan mischief.
“When I was told that it was a hostile crowd – I am a banker, trained by one of the best bankers in the world. I am a Jim Ovia boy – I deliberately wore sneakers to snub at them,” he said.
Shettima also claimed that the NBA conference was largely funded by the Lagos State Government.
“The conference was held at the Eko Hotel, which was largely funded by the Lagos State Government. Subsequently, they moved to Atlantic City, a product of an idea by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” he said.
Watch the video below: