I Deliberately Wore Sneakers To NBA Conference – Shettimah
Kashim Shettimah, the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has revealed that he deliberately wore sneakers to the 62nd Nigerian Bar Association conference to “snub at the hostile audience.”
In a video posted on Twitter, Mr Shettima said he sent a team who informed him that the crowd at the conference was a hostile one.
Shettimah, an erstwhile governor of Borno became subject to internet jokes and insults after a photograph of his wearing gym shoes on his loose-fitted suit hit the Nigerian Twitter space.
The Vice Presidential outfit led to a fashion trend championed by Genz tagged #Shettimahchallenge.
Shettimah, who has explored his banking experience intentionally distracted 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.
Mr 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.