Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has denied involvement in a leaked audio tape voice where he was accused of making inciteful comments on Igbo’s quest for Biafra.
The leaked audio tape of a phone conversation purportedly between Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and his counterpart in Borno, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has surfaced online, in which both governors allegedly discussed how hypocritical it is for Igbo to continue to live in other parts of the country and still agitate for Nigeria’s disintegration.
In the viral audio clip which has not been independently verified by TheNewsGuru.com, a voice which seems to be that of Gov. Shettima, who was being pacified severally by a supposed Governor Amosun during the conversation not to be annoyed with them [Igbo people] stated that the North is not only tired of Igbo’s quest for Biafra but also very prepared to live without them.
The supposed northern governor asked his Southwest counterpart, “If you place oil beside food which is more important? what is oil, we have made up our mind, we have agricultural produce…after four years the Igbo’s will be useless in South-East” he said.
Meanwhile, Shettima spokesperson, Isa Gusau, said the governor’s voice is totally different from the voice of a telephone caller who admitted being a PDP member, in a 20 minutes conversation between him and the impersonator of Governor Amosun which have been circulated online since Sunday night.
“In the clarification, a video of Governor Shettima speaking to the Nigerian Television Authority was attached alongside audio of the 20 minutes and 38 seconds telephone conversation for the purpose of comparisons by listeners. The two voices were clearly different.” he stated.
“The caller who is being presented as Governor Shettima speaks very fast as against the relatively slower tone of Shettima.
“The caller’s didn’t have any Kanuri accent whereas Governor Shettima has some Kanuri accent.
The caller had at the opening of his 20 minutes conversation with a so-called Governor Amosun, first introduced himself as a PDP member whereas Governor Shettima is known to be in the APC.
“Also in the conversation, the caller addresses his recipient as ‘Kunle’ with no respectful prefix of ‘Your Excellency’ as Shettima is known to be using in most of his conversations with fellow Governors.
“The caller went ahead to contradict himself as he promotes and at the same time castigate Buhari while also insulting National Leaders that include the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and also insulting people of the entire southeast. The entire aim is to cast set up the leaders against Governor Shettima and also incite Nigerians from the southern part of Nigeria against him” Gusau explained.