Stakeholders and participants on Thursday humiliated Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the town hall meeting of the ruling party in Imo State.
Mr Shettima, a former governor of Borno State, who accompanied Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate to the Igbo-speaking domain, got more than he bargained for when he mounted the podium to address the gathering of private sector stakeholders but got ignored as the audience began leaving the hall, a trending TVC video clip on social media showed.
The moderator’s attempts to deter those exiting the venue met brick wall. The APC VP watched helplessly before leaving the podium.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had to resort to begging that those leaving should wait a bit longer but his pleas were ignored and he, alongside the moderator ordered security agencies to man the gate and bar people from leaving the premises.
“Hello, hello, please sit down, sit down,” the governor screamed. “The function is not over, sit down, sit down. Close the gate.”
It would be recalled that the former Borno governor had in a 2017 leaked audio described the Igbo, one of the major tribes in the country as being useless and irrelevant.
“Our prayer now is may God remove the influence of the southeast in our (Northern) region. That is all we are praying for left and right now,” Shettima was heard saying during a conversation with former Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun. “And I am telling you, after four years – at least we the north are liberal –but in the southeast, Kunle, after four years, Igbos can never be useful and relevant again in the southeast. Wait and see.”