- Kashim Shettima, the APC's vice presidential candidate, has condemned the attacks on INEC offices across Nigeria
- Shettima during his visit to Kebbi on Wednesday, January 18, also described such attacks as acts of terrorism
- The former Borno governor added that the activities of the IPOB in the southeast are undemocratic practices
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Kebbi - The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shetima, has described as acts of terrorism the multiple attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in some states.
Speaking in Birnin Kebbi at the palace of Muhammadu Iliyasu-Bashar, Emir of Gwandu on Wednesday, January 18, Shettima called on all Nigerians to condemn the act of vandalism of government property, The Cable reports.
The former Borno governor noted that nobody in Nigeria can force himself into power through threats, intimidation, and blackmail.
Shettima added that the sit-at-home order in operation across the southeast, courtesy of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not in tandem with modern democratic practice.
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“Nobody in this country can force himself into power through threats, intimidation, and blackmail.
"Politics and democracy is a game of numbers, your ability to reach out and build bridges and win the hearts and minds of people is much more important than issuing threats and intimidation.”
The northern politician urged Nigerians to uphold peace in a bid to fast-track socioeconomic development and political stability in the polity.
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Nigerians reacted in awe to the lovely and legible handwriting of Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the APC.
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Shettima's writing surfaced online after he shared via Twitter on Thursday, October 13, his handwritten condolence to the bereaved family of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, whose mother, Alhaja Sahadat Abdulraheem, passed on recently.
The message read:
"I was in Ilorin today to condole with the venerable family of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya over the passing of her beloved mother, Alhaja Sahadat Abdulraheem.
"The matriarch’s legacy lives in those she left behind and Nigeria has benefited from the pace-setting children she raised."