The alleged Audio Conversation between APC VP Candidate KashimShettima and Ibikunle Amosun has been checked to be fake.
According to the two reliable sources below, it was gathered that the audio Conversation originally came out in
the year 2017.
Kindly look into the reliable information I got from Daily Post
and PR NIGERIA.
Amosun Reacts To ‘Forged’ Audio Conversation With
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has reacted to a
circulating audio of a chat he purportedly had with his
Borno counterpart, Kashim Shettima.
A statement by his Commissioner for Information and
Strategy, Dayo Adeneye, described the “phoney
conversation” as politically motivated and handiwork of
Recall that Governor Shetima’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, on
Monday reacted to the audio.
In his statement, Adeneye noted “In what is turning out to
be one of the most vicious and ungodly acts, meant to
further create confusion in the land, a 20:38 (twenty
minutes and thirty eight seconds) telephone conversation,
purportedly between His Excellency, the Governor of
Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and his Borno
State counterpart, His Excellency Governor Kashim
Shettima, wherein issues focusing on, but not limited to,
the current Biafran agitation were discussed, is presently
making the rounds on social media.”
Adeneye said the alleged conversation never took place and
was the handiwork of mischief makers and agent
provocateurs bent on heating the polity and setting people
“The voice in the forgery which they paraded as that of
Governor Amosun is not that of His Excellency and a
simple search on the internet for any speech by him,
would convince those who are not familiar with his voice
that the producers of the audio recording did a poor and
“The peddlers of such falsehood appear to have a wild
scheme which appears to be part of what may be turning
out to be the wider script, by some unpatriotic elements,
aimed at further causing divisions in Nigeria.
“It is meant to feed into, as well as further exacerbate the
already highly combustible wave of agitation in the land.
This evil plot will not work.
“Indeed this is not the first time some unpatriotic and
vile individuals would spread falsehood about the person
of Governor Amosun.
“Governor Amosun is committed to peaceful co-
existence of all groups in Nigeria and will not engage in
conversations that would threaten the peace and unity of
“He, therefore, counsels politicians and other public office
seekers to play politics without bitterness and dwell more on
things that unite us rather than those that seek to divide
FACT-CHECK: Did Shettima-Amosun Discuss Biafran
Agitation and how Hausa-Yoruba Can outsmart Igbo
Dominance in a Leaked Audio?
Claim: An alleged “leaked” audio conversation between
the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), Senator Kashim Shettima and former
governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun discussing the
Boafran agitations and how Hausa and Yoruba could
outsmart the igbo for politica dominance.
The audio conversation seems to have taken place few
months of the election of President Muhammadu Buhari
after the defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan in
Shettima a former governor of Borno State and serving
Senator and Amosun allegedly pointed out that to
checkmate Igbo’s attempt for political dominance, Yorubas
and the North must strategised to block such moves.
The voices in the audio claim that the north and the west
had been taken for granted and betrayed over the years by
the south east (Igbos) who were strategically building a
nation within their nation.
The 20 minutes audio, which was converted to video format
had the images of Shettima and Amosun with a Caption
Using speech recognition freeware Deepgram, PRNigeria
extracted the audio clips and tried to convert it to text for
analysis against his other speeches, but the result was not
so satisfactory even through certain transcribed words
didn’t match some of his known public speeches.
PRNigeria then deployed a speech detection expert, to
anlyse extracted speeches from his TV presentations/
interviews, his motions/debates on the floor of the national
assembly, as governor and even in public outings, and
found out that some words contradicted pronouncements
when matched with the voice on the alleged leaked tape.
For instance, Shettima pronounces conclusion as
“conclujion” and uses the refrain “by and large” often
times but this was not the case in the leaked audio.
Also, he pronounces the term job with the “b” as silent
and pronounces just without a “t.” Typically, “S” is
silent in his pronunciations and he pronounces “f” as
“p” typical of the northern diction which was not the case
in the leaked audio.
While the person in the leaked audio seemed to be a fast
talker, the known Shettima talks emphatically, calculatively
and pauses intermittently as if to reflect on the next words
that will come out of his mouth.
In addition an aura of philosophy embodies his submissions
and talks and he always juxtaposes instances, relating it to a
philosophical point of view most often but this was not the
case in the alleged leaked audio.
Meanwhile, the audio has been in circulation since 2017.
In June 2017, a clarification was issued by then Governor
Shettima through his then spokesman, Isa Gusau from
The statement clarified that, “”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 leaked audio is a voice of an impersonator who didn’t
get Shettima’s intonation and diction right. It is therefore
conjured and false.