The vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima has said Nigeria needs a leader with “a dose of hospitality” like the former military head of state, Sani Abacha and only the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has the Abacha’s qualities.
Shettima stated this on Thursday at the 96th anniversary of the Yoruba Tennis Club in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said, “We need a leader with a vision and sense of responsibility and commitment, and somebody who understands the national title of the nation of an Abdulsalami Abubakar, and in our systemic circumstances, we need a leader with a dose of the hospitality of a Sani Abacha.”
Recall that Abacha, Nigeria’s military head of state from November 17, 1993 to June 8, 1998, assumed global notoriety for its brutal style and scant regard for human rights.
The former Borno State Governor explained that the general political situation of the country needs the competencies of a detribalised and committed Nigerian like Tinubu.
According to Shettima, Tinubu, who has continued to enjoy the support of past leaders of the country, would be pragmatic in his approach to ensuring that the country experiences growth and progress through unity if elected.
He added that, “We need a leader with the intellectual acumen, with the action to catapult this nation to a higher pedestrian. We need a leader who is not bound by regional or religious sentiment.
“We need a leader that has established such records of excellence and commitment to good governance. There is no one, with all due respect, that fits this better than Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”