Those linking Shettima with Boko Haram are being mischievous — Shehu Sani
By: Femi Mustapha
A former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, in the Upper chamber Shehu Sani has said, linking 2023 presidential running mate to All Progressive Congress Party Presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Bola, Kashim Shettima with Boko Haram are being mischievous
The former Senator on his social media platforms, 11th July 2022, reacting to concerns raised in some quarters about Shettima who was a two-term governor of Borno State, having to explain to Nigerians what he knows about the activities of Boko Haram.
On the APC Muslim-Muslim ticket, the human rights activist said, those who are aggrieved at the development should express objections through constitutional means.
In a statement the lawmaker said: “Those who are aggrieved over the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the ruling party has the constitutional right to express their objections.
“However, the remarks that trailed the ticket, including insinuations and allegations linking Shettima to the formation, growth and deadly destruction of the Boko Haram group is condemnable and mischievous.
Sani, who was a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kaduna State, said though, he’s not a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he witnessed the effort of Shettima at addressing the insurgency when he governed Borno State.
“Shettima as the Governor of Borno State invested time, energy and the resources of Borno State in combating, containing and curtailing the activities of the terrorist group.
“Shettima has no hand in the abduction of the Chibok girls. He has done more than anyone in contributing and supporting the operations of the Army and other security agencies in protecting the people of Borno state and by extension Nigeria.
“As a stakeholder and the former Chairman, Senate Committee on the Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, I’m privy to the fact that Shettima attracted massive presence and intervention of international NGOs and donor countries to the humanitarian situation in Borno.
“I’m not a member of the ruling party, but the truth is that other than issues of religion, he is better qualified in terms of competence than many who were paraded.
“Religion is a sensitive matter in Nigeria; other than that, Nigeria’s most important challenge is security, Shetima’s experience can be useful and is very much needed.”