Kure faults Ibeto’s nomination as minister
Former Niger State governor, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure, yesterday condemned the nomination of Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto as a minister, saying it is “inappropriate.”
The former deputy governor to the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Muazu Babangida Aliyu, is among the ministerial nominees slated for screening by the National Assembly.
Kure said the nomination is in contravention of the agreement earlier reached, that the minister should come from Zone B and not Zone C, where Ibeto hails from.
Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday in Minna, the former governor said all appointments made by the current administration in the state were skewed against Zone B. He said the development was worrisome and unacceptable.
People of Zone B had earlier alleged marginalisation appointments by the government.
The former governor is a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Zone A.
He said he has nothing against the ministerial nominee who he described as a man of
in state proven integrity, but maintained that ‘‘marginalisation of a component of the state to favour the other would not be in the interest of peace’’.
He urged all stakeholders to find a middle ground in resolving what he called lopsidedness in political appointments in the state.