Shettima: Osinbajo is nice but nice men don’t make good leaders — they sell ice cream

Shettima: Osinbajo is nice but nice men don’t make good leaders — they sell ice cream
June 03
22:09 2022

Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is a nice person, but such attitude will not make him a good president.

He spoke on Friday in an interview on Channels Television.

Shettima, who is campaigning for Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to win the party’s presidential ticket, said although Osinbajo is competent, Tinubu will make a better president.

“Nobody has doubted the competence of professor Osinbajo. He’s a very cerebral person, but we believe that in terms of intellect, capacity, reach and the ability to move this nation forward, and most importantly, for us to win the upcoming election, the best candidate that the APC has is asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Shettima said.


“Mind you, the dynamics has changed with the emergence of Atiku as the candidate of the PDP. We need someone who can match and even overshadow him in terms of brand name recognition, in terms of capacity. This is why we are championing the cause of Asiwaju Tinubu.

“Osinbajo is a good man; he’s a nice man. But nice men do not make good leaders, because nice men tend to be nasty. Nice men should be selling popcorn, ice cream.

“But he’s a very decent person. I can’t doubt that. He’s my personal friend and I’ll rather not comment on his person. But he’s a very decent man. That I can tell you.”


The development comes a few hours after Shettima said it will be a catastrophic development for the APC if Tinubu is not elected as the flagbearer of the party.

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  1. Chris
    Chris June 03, 23:08

    I agree with Governor Kashim Shettima, Vice president Osibanjo is too nice to rule a country like Nigeria with many challenges. He can be a special adviser to the President or appointed to any other advisory posts in my opinion.

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