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General News of Tuesday, 30 August 2022


He failed to secure Chibok girls - PDP kicks against Shettima's plans to handle security if voted into office

Kashim Shettima, APC vice presidential candidate Kashim Shettima, APC vice presidential candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party has warned Nigerians against leaving the country in the hands of the All Progressives Congress, vice presidential candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima.

Speaking in an interview on Channels Television Politics Today, the PDP Head of Digital, Anthony Ehilebo, said that Shettima would be the wrong person to secure the country after he faiiled to secure the release of the Chibok girls.

Shettima who was speaking at the national conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, noted that he would oversee the security sector of the country while his principal, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will oversee the economy if elected.

Reacting to the former governor's comment, Ehilebo said;

“How come you come to the NBA programme and announce on live TV bvthat you will take care of security and your principal will handle the economy?

Section 130(2) of the 1999 Constitution specifies that it is the role of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. And if he decides to delegate the power, it must be to the armed forces. But here we have a VP candidate telling the world he wants to be in charge of our security.

This is the same man in charge when the issue of Chibok Girls happened. Shettima ignored the directive to move the students and the terrorists took advantage.

It is also a fact that a suspected terrorist, Kabiru Sokoto, was arrested in the Governor’s Lodge by the DSS. Today, we have not been able to dissociate him from all that. Unfortunately, Nigerians are more interested in his sneakers and what he wore to the NBA than his statement.”


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