“I won’t mind being part of the cabals“-Senator Kashim Shettima

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The Former governor of Borno state, Senator Kashim Shettima has expressed his interest in becoming a Cabal in this current administration.

Shettima, noted that cabals are present in every administration, irrespective of their negative connotation and the fact that some people may harbour the illusion that there is nothing like cabal.

Shettima spoke on Thursday as a guest speaker at the 17th Edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue held in Abuja entitled ‘20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weakness and opportunities.’

The Senate Committee chairman on interior and chairman of the occasion revealed that he would not mind becoming one of the cabals in the current administration, especially now that he lives in Abuja, as long as the opportunity calls.

Shettima said:

When Jimmy Carter was the president of America he had his own cabal. They were called the Georgia Gang. Almost all his appointees were from Georgia.

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“Even when our own brother, Barack Obama became president, about 16 top appointments in the Obama administration were from Chicago. His first two chief of staff, so also two secretaries, his two advisers were all from Chicago. So, power does not exist in a vacuum. But the senator said rather than refer to these persons as cabals, he would prefer to call them power brokers.

“If I have my way, now that am in Abuja, I won’t mind being part of the cabals. But I would rather prefer to call it power brokers or inner caucus,”


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