Kure faults Ibeto’s nom­i­na­tion as min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

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.

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