Atiku’s Spokesperson Lambasts Vice President Shettima, Calls for Reflection
In a scathing statement released on Thursday, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant on Public Communications to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has launched a blistering critique of Vice President Kashim Shettima, asserting that Shettima’s governance left Borno State in disarray.
According to Shaibu, Shettima’s tenure transformed the once ‘Home of Peace’ into a veritable ‘hellfire’.
This sharp rebuke came in response to Shettima’s recent interview at the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) in Abuja, where he made remarks about retiring Atiku to Fombina and purchasing goats for him.
Shaibu went on to deride Shettima’s governance record, labeling it as one of the most dismal in Nigerian history. He questioned Shettima’s intentions of investing in Atiku, considering the apparent lack of progress during his own tenure.
While acknowledging Shettima’s penchant for humor, Shaibu pointed out instances where the Vice President made controversial statements about prominent figures.
He urged Shettima to consider whether such behavior is fitting for a man holding the esteemed position of Vice-President.
Highlighting specific incidents during Shettima’s time as governor, Shaibu accused him of neglecting security reports that ultimately led to the tragic abduction of over 250 schoolgirls in Chibok.
The aftermath of this event continues to reverberate through the lives of Borno State’s residents.
Shaibu also expressed concern over Shettima’s recent comments regarding the Fombina kingdom, led by HRH Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, the Lamido of Adamawa. He called on the Vice-President to reflect on the impact of his decisions on the people of Borno State and seek forgiveness from God.
In a closing statement, Shaibu urged Shettima to prioritize introspection and to refrain from making jests at those who have worked to improve the lives of others. He called for a return to the dignity and decorum associated with the Office of the Vice-President.
As this exchange of words unfolds, it remains to be seen how Vice President Shettima will respond to these pointed criticisms, and whether this exchange will have broader implications in the Nigerian political landscape.