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Lagos APC carpets Jonathan over Obanikoro’s ministerial nominations

LAGOS—Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as laughable the inclusion of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro in the ministerial nominees’ list sent to the National Assembly for consideration by President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe, the APC wondered what value the President was expecting from a minister who recently resigned from the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to add to the nation.

The party said the PDP government could not take Nigeria and Nigerians to loftier heights with the recycling of people.

The statement reads: “Is Musiliu Obanikoro the only Lagosians qualified to serve in the Federal Executive Council? As a minister, Obanikoro recently left the Jonathan cabinet to pursue a failed governorship ambition.”

“Why is it that the President has turned the FEC to a games’ room and not for serious-minded personalities? Is the nomination Jonathan’s way of placating the former minister who lost the PDP governorship ticket in primary that returned more ballot than the number of accredited delegates?

“We, in the APC are of the view that the nomination is President Jonathan’s endorsement for lawlessness and abuse.

“Obanikoro’s screening by the National Assembly will be closely monitored and the APC believes it will not be a ‘bow and go’ affair for Obanikoro at the Upper Legislative Chamber.”

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