Shettima States Reasons He Wore Sneakers To NBA Conference.
The vice-presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Kashim Shettima, has said that he deliberately wore sneakers to the Nigeria Bar Association conference on Monday.
In a video recorded on Thursday which has gone viral, Shettima revealed he was deliberate about his choice of outfit.
The former Borno State governor’s suit and sneakers had become a trending topic of discussions and caricature on social media and even became the subject of a challenge dubbed, ‘Shettima challenge’ as he was criticized for his choice of outfit for the conference.
In the video, he said,
“I was in Lagos for the NBA conference. NBA conference was held in Eko Hotel. 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… One of the presidential candidates… he funded his agents, they held meetings for three consecutive nights to commit mischief. When I was told it was a hostile crowd. I’m a banker, I was trained by one of the best bankers in the world. I’m a Jim Ovia boy. I deliberately wore sneakers to mock (sic) at them.”
Watch the video below;
VIDEO: Why I wore Sneakers on suit – Shettima pic.twitter.com/FzaSJ7D8sD
— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) August 26, 2022
Many on Twitter didn’t buy his explanations as seen in a screenshot below. One Twitter user said, “His handlers wanted to package him as a youth but it flopped”.