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.

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.



Here’s what Nigerians had to say:


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