Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fayose Congratulates Obanikoro While Oby Ezekwesili Condemns His Ministerial Confirmation

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Senator Musiliu Obanikoro on his confirmation as a minister by the Senate while a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili berated the action of the Upper legislative house, describing them as “shameless lot”.
Fayose took to his Twitter page,@GovAyoFayose, to congratulate Obanikoro.

“Congratulations to @MObanikoro as he is confirmed as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the National Assembly,” he posted. He also retweet congratulatory messages from his followers on the micro-blogging site.

Meanwhile Dr. Ezekwesili, does not have kind words for the lawmakers, berating them for their

“So despite #Ekitigate, our Senate confirmed the morally repugnant nomination of @MObanikoro as a Minister by our President? Shameless lot
The issue of @MObanikoro ‘s nomination&confirmation has no political context for Citizens for it is ENTIRELY about our VALUES as a people
Habitual acts of impunity by our political class IS NOT sustainable. A journey through world History is all they need to help them know so, ” she posted on her Twitter page.

The nomination of Obanikoro by President Goodluck Jonathan, was greeted with protest, especially by Senators from the opposition, All Progressives Congress, following his alleged role in the Ekiti election. The three senators from Lagos state (the state of origin of Obanikoro) also pettitioned the leadership of the Senate, urging for the disqualification of his nomination.

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