Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is accused by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, of harboring animosity toward Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate.
Shettima claimed Tinubu does not deserve the treatment he receives from Osinbajo in an interview with the daily post.
Shettima also implied that there might be a rift within the APC.
He stated: “It’s unfortunate that recent events have not gone well, but Tinubu does not deserve what he is receiving from Osinbajo and Buhari; regardless of how bad it is, he has paid his dues and has stood by them. He deserves more assistance than what they are providing for him.
“If they sincerely support him, they ought to show it; if not, they ought to come right out and say it. In 2006, when Obasanjo was in office, we could tell from his body language that he worked nonstop to support Yar’ Adua.
He had gone above and beyond to support the presidential contender. Obasanjo was actively campaigning even though he wasn’t the presidential candidate because he wanted to make sure his successor got elected.
Even the governors are not being sincere about this one, according to the president and vice president.
It would be difficult for the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu, to rely on these governors because some of them are not serious; they might let him down because their job is to negotiate even with the opposition.
Shettima advised Tinubu to communicate and have conversations with Nigerians, CSOs, and organizations rather than relying just on governors.
“Tinubu has fewer than five governors with him; the others are merely supportive,” he claimed. For him, Kashim Shettima, and APC, the sooner he moves and modifies his approach, the better.
Shettima ought to relocate and perform better than he is currently doing in the Northern region of this nation, where his influence is not being felt. The election campaigns in 2023 go beyond simple propaganda.
There is a breach in the APC because Osinbajo has never run for office, the man said with a pointed tone.
He claimed, for example, that the body language of Amaechi and Osinbajo indicates a split in the APC.
“I’m urging Tinubu to step up to the plate, to not to rely on those governors, but rather to reach out to the people in this limited time frame and see what happens. If he relies on governors, he will be surprised by what transpires. He should alter his strategy and approach by getting all of his supporters up and moving, and for Osinbajo, he has demonstrated that he is not with Tinubu,” he added.