The outfit of Kashim Shettima, the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the 2022 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference has inspired a viral challenge on social media.
On Monday, the former governor of Borno represented Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, at the annual conference held at the Eko Atlantic City.
He turned up for the conference in a suit, tie, and a pair of sneakers.
But his outfit elicited a wave of mixed reactions on social media, especially on Twitter.
Several users faulted his fashion sense, arguing that he should not have worn sneakers to an official outing such as the NBA conference.
A few others, however, defended him.
In the wake of the reactions trailing the former governor’s choice of outfit, some users — believed to be supporters of the APC — took to Twitter to initiate the #ShettimaChallenge to justify his fashion sense.
Joining the challenge, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, donned a similar outfit to his office.
“Now, since they think the issues of Nigeria are three buttons, a pair of sneakers and a long tie, let’s help make them the real issues!” he wrote.
Now, since they think the issues of Nigeria are three buttons, a pair of sneakers and a long tie, let’s help make them the real issues! pic.twitter.com/JluD4goChN
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) August 23, 2022Advertisement
Some other users also joined the challenge to taunt the vice-presidential candidate.
Reno Omokri, ex-aide to Goodluck Jonathan, the former president, also joined the challenge.
My own Shettima moment (sans the red tie!) Suit with sports shoes!Advertisement
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 23, 2022
Here’s what Nigerians had to say:
— Abdullahi Mohammed (@ABDULLA82129709) August 23, 2022
Dress like Shettima challenge 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QOadDzTmkM
— Dave Uzo (Arc) (@DaveUzo11) August 23, 2022
Who else is ready for the #Shettima Challenge? Let's tension this old criminals who think they can insult our existence with their politics of greed,imperialism and outright disrespect for equity and justice. pic.twitter.com/bFlv2s0OWm
— Shola (@lindaibeji) August 22, 2022
— H.H. Alabi (@Alabi2H) August 23, 2022
— Jfo!🇳🇬🇬🇭🇳🇱 (@jf_olaxz) August 23, 2022
All these while that I've been telling you people to follow and patronize @Omaline_ and you are doing guy
See eh, after our event yesterday at the NBA conference, all of you nga nga no amount of begging will make me change my mind #ShettimaChallenge pic.twitter.com/bBrf3RSkPU
— Aunty Tailor (@Omaline_) August 23, 2022
— Still On Still (@StillOnStill14) August 23, 2022
Nothing to see, just a man ready to attend day 2 of the NBA conference holding in Lagos 🤣🤣
— IKEM 🌤️ (@Oforbuikem1) August 23, 2022
— OBIdient farmer💧🍅🌶️🫑🇳🇬 (@emmadot75) August 23, 2022
I don dey wear am since 1666
No be today.
— CBN Gov Akinsola Akin🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) August 23, 2022
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