Peter Obi, LP kicks as Tinubu offer opposition governors new appointments


The Labour Party (LP) and its flag bearer in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, have kicked against President Bola Tinubu offering board slots to state governors, including those elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and LP.

At a meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday night, NGF Chairman, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said Tinubu asked the forum to nominate competent persons to serve in the boards and parastatals of Federal Government agencies which were dissolved last month.

Tinubu has dissolved the governing boards of over 153 agencies, parastatals, institutions and government-owned companies.

No fewer than 2,000 vacant positions on the boards were expected to be filled by new nominees.

Governor Abdulrazaq, in a communique, said the members of the forum resolved to commend the President for extending an opportunity to the governors to nominate board members across the party lines.

But the Chief Spokesman for the Obi-Datti Campaign Council, Yunusa Tanko, described the move as a “gimmick” to lure the opposition governments and chieftains into APC.

Tanko insisted that such a move “will not change the fact that Tinubu’s presidency is an illegitimate government.”

“APC is doing everything in their crooked book to ensure they legitimize this government, which we have resisted vehemently. We will only do what is rightfully ours when the court makes its decision and pronouncement.

“But as far as we are concerned, every attempt we see them do is a means to cajole people to believe and legitimize their government. That is the truth about it,” he added.

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