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Osinbajo should be selling gala and popcorn: Shettima

“Osinbajo is a good man. But nice men do not make good leaders… Nice men should be selling popcorn, ice cream.”

• June 3, 2022
Kashim Shettima, Yemi Osinbajo
Kashim Shettima and Yemi Osinbajo

Former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has slammed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as not being a good fit to be Nigeria’s president.

In a Friday interview on Channels TV, Senator Shettima noted that Mr Osinbajo’s ‘delightful’ character will not earn him the country’s top job in 2023 if he secures the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket.

“Osinbajo is a good man. He is a nice man. But nice men do not make good leaders. Because nice men tend to be nasty. Nice men should be selling popcorn, ice cream,” he said.

Mr Shettima is affiliated with the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, a political footsoldier for frontline APC presidential candidate and former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu.

Mr Tinubu is yet to recover from the ‘bloody-nose’ he suffered after boasting to have made several politicians, notably President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said after failing to become president and almost giving up, he assisted to make president. 

The polity is being heated ahead of the 2023 general elections and several politicians have been caught in Mr Tinubu’s crossfire, including Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun.

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