By: James Bwala
I disagree with reports attributed to Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in which he was said to have said that there will be a division or issues between the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and his Vice, Senator Kashim Shettima, when the new administration assumes office because the relationship that is currently existing between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, transcends political lines
Borno state has a tradition of respect for individuals who are physically older than ourselves, and Kashim Shettima is a real Borno man. The Vice President-elect and the President-elect have a long-standing connection, and as a result, they both understand what it takes to control any egotistical interests that may arise in the name of regional politics, as is being indicated.
Oluwatosin Osho, his media assistant, released a statement on his behalf in which Ayodele said that the Southwest and Northern cabals will not have a happy ending. One cannot rule out conflicting interests between the northern and southwest cabal, assuming there is one in the incoming administration. Whatever the President-elect’s interests may be, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the support of those who have fought with him for the common good, and the Vice President-elect remained strong in the line of those who stood strong for Asiwaju.
Their wives appeared to have embraced this kind of relationship, which I have also observed as I have followed their relationship through time. They will make every effort to improve this relationship despite any difficulties that may arise. In addition to being astute observers of events, Kashim Shettima and Tinubu possess the intelligence to sift through the rhetoric of sycophants who feed on strife to put food on their tables.
My personal acquaintance Kashim Shettima possesses a great character and the ability to differentiate between truth and fabrication. He saw Tinubu not just as a political soulmate and mentor, but also as a big brother who focused on developing relationships. People who may be warming up to such an event should take note of Tinubu’s open-minded nature, who talks honestly and does not conceal his opinions about matters. As a result, he cannot retain any talebearer near who could wish to bring up uncomfortable topics in their established connection with Shettima.
Any effort to split them up will be met with a brick wall. But it is noteworthy that a man like Primate Ayodele would make such a warning, stating that “…aside from these ones, President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima will have issues.” There will be an effort to split them apart. Additionally, there will be conflicts between the South-West and Northern Cabals, which will prevent everything from going smoothly until the very end.”
I don’t know if this was a prophecy as well, despite it purportedly coming from the revered Primate, but one thing is certain: in Nigeria, we often hear terrible prophecies about our leaders rather than concentrating on the biblical advice to pray for them. Over 200 million Nigerians will be under Tinubu and Shettima’s reign, and they would not be concerned with religion, region, or ethnicity. They (Tinubu and Shettima) already understand that they must make a difference, and the encouragement from well-meaning individuals will be sufficient to propel them to greatness as they run a peaceful government.
For those who might want to use selfish means to bring about a catastrophe in Nigeria, I would like to remind them that while they have made numerous negative predictions and anticipated many unpleasant events, God’s supremacy has always triumphed through his mercies, even under the current administration. Additionally, we pray that the supremacy of God will guide the next administration and provide the way for a growth of the renewed hope vision under the leadership of Tinubu and Shettima.