Former governor of Borno State and vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Kashim Shettima, Friday, said he deliberately wore sneakers at the 62nd Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference to ‘snub at the hostile audience’.
Shettima got many talking after dressing in a manner dress experts call ‘awkward’. He had won sneakers while wearing a suit with a long red tie that was conspicuous.
He disclosed his position via a video posted on Twitter. According to him, he had earlier sent his emissary who briefed him on the feelers from the conference. He also alleged that a presidential candidate hired agents to create mischief.
Quoting him, “When I sent my recon team, [it was uncovered that] one of the presidential candidates funded his agents. They held meetings 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.
“The conference was held at the Eko Hotel, which was largely funded by the Lagos State government.
Subsequently, they moved to Atlantic City, a product of an idea by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”