Why I wore sneakers to NBA conference – Shettima opens up
Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano
The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima, has revealed the reason he wore sneakers as part of his outfit to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference.
It could be recalled that the NBA held its 62nd annual general conference In Lagos recently. In attendance was the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi; presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar amongst others.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso were missing despite being invited but the APC candidate sent his running mate, Kashim Shettima to represent him at the NBA conference.
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Shettima became a trending topic on social media after he wore a pair of sneakers with a suit to the event.
Many criticised his choice of dressing for the conference which even led to the #Shettimachallenge contest which was started online to make a mockery of his dress.
But Shettima who revealed his reason stated that his choice of dressing was deliberate.
He said: I was in Lagos for the NBA conference. The NBA conference which was held in the Eko hotel was largely funded by the Lagos State government, the APC government of Lagos State.
“Subsequently, they moved to Eko Atlantic City, a product of the idea conceived by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“I learnt that one of the presidential candidates funded his agents and they held meetings for 3 consecutive nights to cause mischief.
“When I was told that it’s a hostile crowd, I am a banker, I was trained by one of the best bankers in the world, I am a Jim Ovia boy. I deliberately wore the sneakers.