Shettima apologises for labelling Osinbajo ice-cream seller, Lawan tomato vendor

Former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Sunday morning apologized to Deputy President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmad Lawan, saying he had not intended to humiliate them.

Shettima’s apology comes 48 hours after his interview on Channels Television ‘Politics Today’ on Friday.


The former governor, a close ally of All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, described Osinbajo as an honorable man who should have been selling popcorn and ice cream.

He said, “Osinbajo is a good man; he is a good man. But good men do not make good leaders, because good men often do bad things. Good men should be selling popcorn, ice cream. ”


In Lawan, Shettima said clear facts that the senate president, who cuts a picture of a tomato seller, did not have the power to confront the PDP’s representative, Atiku Abubakar.

“Go to Ohafia or Arochukwu and ask Ahmed Lawan, the first thing that will come to their mind is a tomato seller who brings tomatoes to Maiduguri. Go to any part of the south. Is the brand name for sale? “He said.

However, the remorseful Shettima went into his Twitter account and apologized days later, saying his speech was distorted.


He said, “My interview with Channels TV was canceled. When I appeared on Channels TV last Friday amid political turmoil, it was to emphasize the promise of Tinubu’s presidential campaign for those who would still ensure certainty before the meeting.

“I have never intended to undermine the personality of anyone who wants to learn, and not just my dear friends and colleagues. None of them oppose us, so their yearning is not a threat to us.

“They look like they are in the race to represent the party in the 2023 elections, but they are not with us in the race.


“In my assessment of the Deputy President, Yemi Osinbajo, and Senator Ahmad Lawan, there were good intentions. I have never intended to make them laugh but, rather, have aroused interest in the unique beauty of those who want to fight for someone I love, who is very popular and very profitable to ensure APC victory in the upcoming presidential election.

“The meaning of my words to Osinbajo and Senator Lawan, therefore, is realistic and overly detailed.

“My words were not intended to portray them as unfit, but simply to qualify as non-threatening interlocutors. However, I am fully committed to what I am saying and wish to urge our full fans not to take my words out of their figurative place or interpret them as a measure and declaration of hostility to my dear friends and colleagues.

“In this regard, I extend my sincere condolences to the Deputy President and the Senate President for the unintentional pain that my grievances may have caused them and their families and supporters.

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“A divided house, even if it is in the minds and thoughts of supporters who can understand our relationship with others who still want to enter, is the last thought we wish to make to the people of Nigeria. I want this to be taken as an appeal to our supporters in all political camps to build bridges and repair fences as the real journey is about to begin. Victory, for those who understand, has always been the first stage of the race




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