Ministerial list: Agoro warns Yoruba politicians
Former presidential candidate of the erstwhile National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro, has warned politicians in the country, particularly the Yorubas, against playing spoilers’ role to any of the ministerial nominees sent to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Agoro, in a statement in Ibadan, specifically counselled the stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to play spoilers’ role to one another so that the Yoruba race would not lose out.
“It is better they avoid washing their dirty linen in public. Both Governor Abiola Ajimobi and Bayo Shittu are my younger brothers. It is high time they resolved their political differences. Enough of blackmail against each other,” Olapade Agoro pleaded, as he commented on the polity and Oyo State, in particular. Dr. Agoro submitted that it would very unfortunate if President
be Buhari was convinced to drop Mr Bayo Shittu and replace him with another nominee from outside Oyo State.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned President Buhari to reconsider the nomination of Mr Shittu “in the overall interest of the party”. In the petition dated October 5, 2015 titled “Marginalisation of Oyo State in Political Appointments” and signed by the party’s state chairman, Chief Akin Oke and the secretary, Mojeed Olaoya, the duo alleged that Bayo Shittu did not deserve anything from the APC, alleging that he engaged in anti-party activities which were inimical to the success of the party in the state during the last elections.
A group called “The Progressives Forum of Oyo State”, however, commended the president for his nomination, stressing that “the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the entire country will benefit from his wealth of experience.