The vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima has finally revealed what inspired the outfit he wore to this year’s Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Lagos State.
Shettima Speaks On His Outfit At NBA Conference
KanyiDaily recalls that Shettima’s attire at the NBA conference elicited a flurry of reactions and birthed a fashion trend on social media platforms tagged — #Shettimachallenge.
The former Borno governor, who represented APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was dressed in a black suit and red tie, accompanied by a pair of gym sneakers, which triggered mixed reactions on social media.
Reacting to the controversy trailing his outfit in a video shared on Thursday, Shettima said he used his experience as a former banker to distract the audience with his choice of sneakers.
According to him, he sent a reconnaissance team to the event and they briefed him that the crowd at the conference was hostile, so he “deliberately wore sneakers to snub at them.”
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 swam at them,” he added.
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KanyiDaily recalls that while speaking at the NBC conference, Shettima said when elected, he and the Tinubu will replicate the achievements they recorded In Borno and Lagos.