The Vice President-elect, Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, has said that he deliberately picked an Igbo, a Catholic, to be his Chief Security Officer in order to allay the fear of Islamization agenda in some quarters.
Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, a former Governor of Borno State and incumbent federal lawmaker representing Borno Central in the red chamber of the national assembly was speaking at a lecture in Abuja, which forms part of the events around Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29.
He described his principal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a Muslim man who is married to a Christian woman and pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. (RCCG).
“I was a child of necessity, there is no Islamisation agenda. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Muslim who is married to a Christian, not only a Christian, but a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Someone who has not Islamised his family, people are alluding that he has the intention to Islamise the nation,” Shettima said.
He added: “Politics is about perception. As we begin the formation of a new administration, I deliberately picked an Igbo man, a Catholic, to be my Chief Security Officer.”