Nigeria needs a leader with Abacha’s ruthlessness – Kashim Shettima, Tinubu’s running mate


The running mate of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, has said that Nigeria needs a leader like Tinubu who would lead with “a dose of ruthlessness and taciturnity of Sani Abacha”

The APC Vice-Presidential candidate disclosed this on Thursday at the 96th anniversary of the Yoruba Tennis Club in Ikoyi, Lagos, expressing that “nice men do not make leaders”.

He said, “We need a leader with the work ethics and broad-mindedness of Olusegun Obasanjo.

“We need a leader that has the situational pragmatism and understanding of the Nigerian sociology and the Maradonnic skills of an Ibrahim Babaginda.

“We need a leader with the precedents and sense of responsibility and commitment, and somebody who understands the mood of the nation of an Abdulsalami Abubakar, and in applicable circumstances, we need a leader with a dose of ruthlessness and taciturnity of Sani Abacha.

“There is no one, with all due respect, that fits this better than Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”