March 20, 2023

The Nigeria main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 election, Kashim Shettima, as the “grand commander of bandits” in the country.

This accusation was communicated by Senator Dino Melaye, the party’s spokesperson for the Presidential Campaign Management Committee in a statement on Wednesday, Melaye accused the former Borno State governor of planning to create an office for Boko Haram terrorists in the Presidential Villa.

Recall that Borno is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and arguably the most terrorised state in the country. Shettima was the governor of Borno when 276 mostly Christian pupils of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram on the night of April 14, 2014

Melaye said, “Overwhelmed by the conviviality of a civil atmosphere, Kashim Shettima, the Grand Commander of bandits and the running mate of the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), who has gathered enough funds from his field soldiers to be so intoxicated as to engage in a verbal gibberish that is only permissible in Sambisa Forest

“He has been seen in a footage where he was exciting a rented crowd with whimsical pot shots at His Excellency Atiku Abubakar. It was the same hallucination that made Shettima to have defined an illusory presidency where he would create an office for Boko Haram in the villa, with him in charge of the security of our precious Nigeria.

“The emergence of the garrulous, intemperate and indecorous Shettima is another manifestation of the failure of APC, which after weeks of shilly-shally to fill the slot of a running mate ultimately settled for a rustic jejune whose concept of a suit is the sartorial equivalence of Babanriga.”

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to reject Tinubu and Shettima when they go out to vote in 2023, IsL source, saharaReporters


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