A political pressure group, the Protectors of Shettima Legacy, has condemned the deliberate attempt to malign and impugn the person and character of the APC Vice-Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima by fifth columnists.
The group noted that Shettima’s emergence as the APC Vice-Presidential Candidate has indeed unsettled the political opposition, who have gone into an overdrive to dig up dirt against him, but could not find any because finding dirt on Shettima is like looking for a needle in a haystack – he’s clean as a whistle.
A statement by the chairman of the group, Joseph Chibok, yesterday in Abuja said even though he took time to explain why he appeared the way he did, the opposition would not let go as they deployed all manner of tactics by regurgitating fake news to cast aspersions on Senator Shettima.
For the hack writers, Chibok said their motivation was pecuniary but for their sponsors, it is hatred, anger, and personal gripe with the determination to help sway votes in the upcoming election to a certain candidate.
The statement reads in part: “We have watched with dismay how vested political interests have procured the services of some hack writers to malign and impugn the person and character of the APC Vice-Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.
“An opportunity presented itself during the just-concluded NBA conference where some twisted and warped minds took to Social Media to attack Shettima because of his choice of appearance on the occasion.
“His eloquent and excellent presentation at the NBA conference did not matter to them because the opposition had conceived the idea to slander him for political reasons.
“The opposition has gone a notch higher to extrapolate his earlier stance on restructuring. They also dug out a fake telephone conversation supposedly between him and Senator Amosun. They even brought up the Chibok girls saga, all with the singular purpose of dinting his image.”
Chibok further said that Shettima is urbane, suave, cool, and calculated.
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